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Title:The Diffusion Process of Planting Grevillea Robusta among Rural Households in North-Central Tanzania
Author:Yasu, Hiromi
Periodical:African Study Monographs
Geographic term:Tanzania
rural households
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Development and Technology
External link:https://jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/kiroku/asm_normal/abstracts/pdf/20-3/119-145.pdf
Abstract:The planting of Grevillea robusta and its utilization in the household is observed in most villages in the southern part of Arusha region, comprising Babati, Hanan, and Mbulu district. This paper aims to make clear those elements which promote tree planting among rural households, taking as an example Bonga village in northcentral Tanzania, where the author carried out field research from 1995 to 1997. It shows that the process was stimulated by various time-specific incentives and motivations, such as the introduction of coffee growing, the need to secure the right on the homestead farm during the villagization programme, the enforcement of the new agricultural policy of 1982, and the free distribution of seedlings. The paper emphasizes the importance of a multilateral perspective to understand the diffusion process of tree planting, from the viewpoint of people's responses to secure and maintain their livelihood in conditions of rural change. Bibliogr., sum.