Establishing Indigenous Organic Poultry as an Integrated Alternative Sustainable Livelihood to Pastoralists at Mela Village in Tanzania’

Mhangwa, Vincent Manoni (2013) Establishing Indigenous Organic Poultry as an Integrated Alternative Sustainable Livelihood to Pastoralists at Mela Village in Tanzania’. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation was mainly meant to assess the influence of integrated alternative sustainable livelihoods on pastoral communities’ economic development in Mvomero District, Morogoro in eastern Tanzania. The development objective of this initiative was to contribute to increased community alternative socioeconomic opportunities especially to pastoralist young women and young men through establishment of indigenous organic poultry farm. As a result, the establishment of a poultry farm has increased social and economic opportunities for pastoralists especially young women and young men. Findings from community needs assessment show that, pastoralists can adapt to other different occupations as integrated alternative sustainable livelihoods (IASL) despite their heavily dependence on livestock keeping as their main source of livelihood. Moreover, findings have revealed that pastoralist girls and women are more marginalized than boys and men. As such, this study concludes that integrated alternative sustainable livelihoods approach is the best way for pastoralist communities’ efforts to combat poverty and vulnerability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences/Animals
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1051

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