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Title:Pastoral Development in Tanzanian Maasailand
Author:Jacobs, Alan H.
Periodical:Rural Africana
Geographic term:Tanzania
animal husbandry
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Some of the major parameters of socioeconomic development among the pastoral Maasai of Tanzania during the past decade, 1970-1980, are described. The conclusion is essentially positive. Namely, that whereas external development efforts directed toward Tanzanian Maasai during the past decade leave much to be desired, their actual effects - while often wasteful and nonproductive - have in no way been disastrous and that Maasai pastoralism continues to prosper in Tanzania today, 'both as a vibrant and productive way of life as well as a still largely untapped resource for regional and national development'. Notes, ref.