The study was carried out on desertification and rural development in Morogoro Town where
by Bigwa village was used as the case study. The study objectives included to establish the
extent of dese11ification in Bigwa village, to find out the extent of development in Bigwa
village, to establish if there is significant relationship between the level of desertification and
the level of rural development. These guided the study and determined the data that the
researcher collected from the field through interviews and questionnaires.
The study used an exploratory research design to explore into issues concerning the practice of
desertification and rural development in Bigwa village, simple random sampling was used to
select a representative sample from the study population where a sample size of 80 respondents
were selected for the study. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources using
documentation, interviews and questionnaires, collected data was analyzed qualitatively using
thematic analysis to generate relate data into tables that helped the researcher in discussing the
The study indicated that desertification was leading to reduction of rural development in that
most of the people were not in position to engage in their usual agricultural activities like
farming and livestock rearing because the rain was inadequate for crops, pasture and water for
their animals and all this has made people move to nearby settlements because this areas were
still not yet affected by human destruction like cutting down of trees for firewood and
overgrazing. This is because these areas were before taken to be insecure places. Therefore, for
rural and economic development to be realized in Bigwa village and Morogoro town at large the
fight against desertification should be encouraged and enforced by various stakeholders like
community members, sub-county administrators, sub-county political wing, development partners and the district administration.
SHISHI, A (2021). Impact Of Dessertification On Community Development In Bigwa Village, Morogoro Town, Morogoro Region Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-dessertification-on-community-development-in-bigwa-village-morogoro-town-morogoro-region-tanzania
SHISHI, ANDREW "Impact Of Dessertification On Community Development In Bigwa Village, Morogoro Town, Morogoro Region Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-dessertification-on-community-development-in-bigwa-village-morogoro-town-morogoro-region-tanzania. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.
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SHISHI, ANDREW . "Impact Of Dessertification On Community Development In Bigwa Village, Morogoro Town, Morogoro Region Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 17, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-dessertification-on-community-development-in-bigwa-village-morogoro-town-morogoro-region-tanzania