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Indigenous Knowledge in natural disaster reduction in Africa
In Africa, local communities had well-developed traditional indigenous knowledge systems for environmental management and coping strategies, making them more resilient to environmental change. This knowledge had, and still has, a high degree of acceptability amongst the majority of populations in which it has been preserved.
Contributed on:6/21/2006 8:29:53 AM By:

Differences in diversification for Maasai pastoralists
Increasing pressure on land from conservation, agriculture and tourism is pushing Maasai pastoralists to the margins of land. This is forcing many away from traditional livelihood activities. Once they lose their foothold in pastoralism, opportunities to re-enter are rare and alternative livelihoods are hard to access, especially for poorer pastoralists.
Contributed on:8/9/2005 4:19:32 AM By: M. Thompson, P.Trench, E. Coast, K. Homewood

Environmental Conservation: A Means of Poverty Alleviation
Mussa Sambe is a 42 year old farmer from Mwambegwa village, Meatu District in Shinyanga region of Tanzania. He was given a HASHI project award by UNDP in recognizing the project's effort in environment conservation and poverty reduction.
Contributed on:10/20/2004 4:32:59 AM By: Open Knowledge Network
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Environmental Conservation: A Means of Poverty Alleviation
Mussa Sambe is a 42 year old farmer from Mwambegwa village, Meatu District in Shinyanga region of Tanzania. He was given a HASHI project award by UNDP in recognizing the project's effort in environment conservation and poverty reduction.
Contributed on:10/20/2004 4:32:50 AM By: Open Knowledge Network
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Rotational Woodlot
Shinyanga region, being a semi arid area like all other semi arid area is faced with severe problems of firewood, inadequate fodder, land degradation, loss of soil fertility and food insecurity. These problems are caused by various factors i.e. population growth and low productivity of the fragile ecosystem.
Contributed on:10/20/2004 1:07:37 AM By: Open Knowledge Network

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