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Title:Agriculture Change in Tanzania: With Examples from Iringa Region
Author:Nindi, Benson C.
Periodical:Transafrican Journal of History
Geographic term:Tanzania
agricultural policy
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24328521
Abstract:This paper illustrates the socio-political consequences of the implementation of agricultural policies through the use of coercion. The first part traces the evolution of farming systems and the resulting social stratification in the Iringa district in Tanzania between 1945 and 1975. The second part looks at the implementation of the policy of ujamaa and its sociopolitical consequences. When the villagization programme was first introduced, the policy was voluntary, but in the mid-1970s the revised strategy resulted in compulsory villagization. The implementation of the programme culminated in the arrest of many farmers hostile to the programme, after the assassination of the Iringa Regional Commissioner. Notes.