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Assessment of the Impact of Sustainable Land Use Practices on Food Security in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Temu, Emmanuel J
dc.contributor.author Hella, Joseph P
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T06:47:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T06:47:27Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2307-4531
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3761
dc.description.abstract This paper assessed the impact(s) of practicing sustainable land management (SLM) technology on food security in West Usambara Mountains. Primary data were collected through household questionnaires, focus group discussions, key informants interviews and personal observations while secondary data were collected from relevant local authority reports and records. A total of 160 households were interviewed. Research results suggest that, the area is still experiencing soil erosion problem reported by 61.9% of the respondents although at reduced scale. Multiple linear regression model to establish the contributing factors revealed that age of household head, farmland ownership and household income have significant and positive impact on improving household dietary diversity and hence improves food security while non adopters of SLM showed declined dietary diversity. The study conclude that in order to increase food security keeping soil health in place through practicing SLM is a necessary condition.The study concludes that, to increase your food security keep your soil in place by practicing SLM. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Household dietary diversity en_US
dc.subject Household dietary diversity en_US
dc.subject Multiple linear regression en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Land Management Technologies; en_US
dc.subject West Usambara Mountains en_US
dc.title Assessment of the Impact of Sustainable Land Use Practices on Food Security in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://gssrr.org/index.php?journal=JournalOfBasicAndApplied en_US


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