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Title:Towards a Strategy for Agricultural Development in the United Republic of Tanzania
Author:Ezaza, W.P.
Periodical:Eastern and Southern Africa Geographical Journal
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Tanzania
East Africa
Subjects:agricultural productivity
agricultural production
agricultural innovations
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Agriculture, Agronomy, Forestry
agricultural development
Agricultural wastes
environmental degradation
Abstract:Although agriculture forms the economic development base for many African countries, the amount of waste and the loss in productivity incurred during the agricultural production process may exceed the actual amount produced. This article discusses agricultural wastes and losses in Tanzania, which include land degradation, losses due to poor water management, damage caused by pests and diseases, losses due to traditional methods of handling, harvesting, storage and marketing, and waste due to insufficient recycling techniques. The author argues that these losses are a result of a lack of technology, and he proposes some alternative strategies aimed at improving the country's food production base, enhancing environmental awareness, and increasing economic growth. Bibliogr., sum.