A study on assessing the impacts of agriculture on protected areas was carried out in Arusha
National Park in Tanzania.
The variables considered include identifying the factors influencing agriculture around Arusha
National Park (ANAPA) and major type of agriculture activities carried out, examining the
impacts of these activities on ANAPA and identify the effort of local community and NGOs
and National Park Authority to address these effects of agricultural activities on ANAPA and
also suggestion for further measures minimize the impacts.
To investigate the above variables a general survey research design was used, the data
collection tools used includes the interview; observation, questionnaires and literature review.
The study further more identify the maj or reasons for practicing agricultural activities around
Arusha National Park such as livestock keeping such as goats ,cattle, sheep’s and rearing pigs,
cultivation of food crops such maize, beans, tomato, onions and banana and coffee to small
The study revealed the effects of agricultural activities around ANAPA in the general wild
biodiversity in the Park and around the Park. The major impacts on the area of study identified
ware transmissions of diseases from domestic’s animals to wild animals, loss of wild diversity
habitats through clearing land to get more land for cultivation, distraction of migratory route
of wild animals and disappearing of indigenous plant species. The researchers established
what has been done to protect the wild biodiversity in and around the park through community
participation, setting the policies and laws.
The study comes up with recommendation that must be put in place in order to minimize the
effects of agriculture on ANAPA and these include arising awareness of the public and
decision makers, community participation and defining clear roles of relevant agencies.
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MATHIAS, NYANGUSI . "Assessing The Impact Of Agriculture On Protected Areas, A Case Study Of Arusha Natonal Park- Arusha- Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-impact-of-agriculture-on-protected-areas-a-case-study-of-arusha-natonal-park-arusha-tanzania