Policy Implications on Environment: Case of Villagisation in Tanzania

Traditional methods of land management through rapid change in the name of development have led to land degradation. Resettlement during villagisation increased the human and livestock population. The concentration of this increased population into nucleated settlements and the rigid so-called land-use plans meant a complete disruption of the traditional land management system. This study points towards the need for educational and awareness programmes to go along with policies which have environmental implications.