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The Resource Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania, Shadrack Mwakalila and Ndalahwa F. Madulu

Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania, Shadrack Mwakalila and Ndalahwa F. Madulu

Label
Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania
Title
Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Shadrack Mwakalila and Ndalahwa F. Madulu
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"There is a growing appreciation of the natural functions of wetlands, as well as the values and different forms of uses that humans attach to them. In order to sustain their productivity, there is a need for wise use and special conservation strategies. Wetlands are one of the most fruitful areas of archaeological research, and they are the ideal setting in which to study the interactions between physical processes and human actions that encapsulate and exemplify many of the themes of man's impact on his environment. However, all these beneficial functions of wetlands seem to be in danger of being lost to draining and in-filling." "The major threats to wetlands include competition for resources, especially water, conversion of wetlands for agricultural and urban purposes, and sectoral responsibility for management. Achieving wise utilisation of wetlands requires an in-depth understanding of the wetland processes, most of which are controlled by hydrologic conditions. Any alterations on these processes may lead to changes on the wetland structure and productivity." "With these factors in mind, the main objective of this study was to investigate the interaction of indigenous knowledge and institutions in natural resource management for sustainable food security and rural livelihoods in Simuyu Basin (in Mwanza region) a sub-catchment of the Lake Victoria Basin in Tanzania. The main focus was on wetland resources utilisation and how local people apply the knowledge and skills to actively manage their wetlands for poverty alleviation purposes." "In order to achieve the objectives of this study, the discussions and Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) activities were wide in scope to investigate the characteristics and functioning of the wider network of wetland use and management information, in which the local community play a pivotal role. Observation from satellite images enhanced assessment of the impact of wetland use over a period of 30 years (1973-2005)." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mwakalila, Shadrack
Dewey number
508.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH87.3
LC item number
.M93 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Madulu, N. F
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wetland management
  • Wetland conservation
  • Feuchtgebiet
  • Naturschutz
  • Tansania
Label
Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania, Shadrack Mwakalila and Ndalahwa F. Madulu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
402275896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 135 pages
Isbn
9789994455270
Lccn
2009349840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)402275896
Label
Indigenous knowledge and institutional setup in wetlands management in the Lake Victoria basin, Tanzania, Shadrack Mwakalila and Ndalahwa F. Madulu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-135)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
402275896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 135 pages
Isbn
9789994455270
Lccn
2009349840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)402275896

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