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Title:Agrarian economy, State and society in contemporary Tanzania
Editors:Forster, Peter G.ISNI
Maghimbi, SamISNI
Series:The Making of Modern Africa
City of publisher:Aldershot
Geographic terms:Zanzibar
Subjects:agricultural economy
rural development
economic policy
land law
agricultural policy
indigenous knowledge
Abstract:P.G. Forster and S. Maghimbi (1992) argued that for rural development to occur in Tanzania there was a need to address land reform, institutional reform, community development and technological progress. None of these four areas has been properly addressed during the era of structural adjustment in the 1990s. The present collective volume examines why the peasant economy is not advancing in a country with a big agricultural potential. Part 1 (Structural adjustment and land reform) contains contributions by Stefano Ponte (agricultural adjustment in Tanzania 1986-1995); M.E. Mlambiti (agricultural policies before and after independence); Andrew S.Z. Kiondo (the 1992 National Agricultural Policy); C.S.L. Chachage (land issues); Sam Maghimbi (lessons for Tanzania from India's Green Revolution; and the peasant economy of Zanzibar). Part 2 (Indigenous technical knowledge) contains contributions by A.Z. Mattee and T. Lassalle (linking institutional research to indigenous knowledge systems); G.C. Kajembe and D.F. Rutatora (indigenous knowledge and natural resources management); Sizya Lugeye (farmers' indigenous knowledge and sustainable agriculture); D.F. Rutatora (the pit system of farming of the Matengo of Mbinga District). Part 3 contains case studies by Francis F. Lyimo (the development crisis of peasant agriculture in the 1980s and 1990s; and use of resources to improve agricultural production); Malongo R.S. Mlozi (urban agriculture); Simeon Mesaki (underdevelopment in the Coast Region); Pat Caplan (gender and sex ratios on Mafia Island); John Sivalon (rural Tanzanians and the national elections of 1995).