Assessment of the extent in which Pastoralism can contribute to the Improvement of quality of life of Communities In Tanzania. The Case of Olkesmet Simanjiro District

Kafumu , Edwin George (2014) Assessment of the extent in which Pastoralism can contribute to the Improvement of quality of life of Communities In Tanzania. The Case of Olkesmet Simanjiro District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The Main Focus of the Study Which Was Conducted in Simanjiro District was the Assessment of the extent in which Pastoralism can contribute to the Improvement of quality of life of Communities in Tanzania. The Case of Olkesmet Simanjiro District” The study was necessited by the need to assist the pastoralists in Simanjiro to increase their income and have their development. This study aimed at collecting information and data with regards to causes and magnitude of the problem, contributing factors and community’s opinion and recommendations which would equip decision makers with practical information useful for decision making process. On the other hand the study focused on helping the raise knowledge and skills to increase financial gains from beef and milk and be able to use available opportunities to act on their own to improve their life. The Research methodology applied involves the application of various techniques of data collection. These include questionnaire interview, formal and informal discussion, focus group discussion and participatory observation. The findings show that there is no bigger difference between the genders of the respondents. This shows that the researcher observed the issue of gender to avoid a biased conclusion resulting from being gender sensitive. Gender is a very crucial characteristic, which can have a greater influence on the ownership of resources in pastoral community. It was also significant to study gender because among of the characteristic of the political structure of the pastoral society is that the responsibilities are distributed according to gender. Also The findings imply that pastoralists have great opportunities to expand and diversify their economy but this was constrained by poor market information which leads them to get low income and lack of market outlets to sell their products in a reasonable amount. It is upon this reason that the majority 42(70%) of the respondents 21.7 totaling 91.7% agree on this argument

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/669

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