This research focused on the Impact of Economic Activities on Natural Vegetation Cover
conducted in Lolkisale Forest in Monduli District in Arusha northern part of Tanzania.
The objectives of the study were to identify the major socio-economic activities in the
sub village of Lolkisale village around Lolkisale forest, to determine causes of natural
vegetation degradation, identify the impact of economic activities and to identify the
measures that have been put in place to remedy deforestation. The target area for the
study is communities and forests. Fifly (50) respondents were randomly sampled and
interviewed through prepared questionnaires and data are collected. The results show that
there is high deforestation of natural vegetation in this area. It was found that agriculture,
building poles, livestock keeping and charcoal burning are the some of human practices
which causes degradation of natural vegetation cover.
The study also presents challenges facing rural community in trying to conserve forest
such as rapid population growth, lack of alternative source of income, shortage of
extension workers, lack of education about conservation, lack of project dealing with
conservation and lack of other source of energy rather than fuel wood.
It also indicates measures undertaken by local government leaders and NGOs to remedy
deforestation. There is in place use and implementation of various by-laws and laws on
natural vegetation in the community and such by-laws are; no cutting trees, no burning
bushes, stop burning charcoal, use agrofrestry, those who misuse a forest are charged
some fine as agreed by the community around that forest. There are NGOs like
TAPHGO, PINGOs Forum and SCAPA working with communities trying to conserve
environment. Activities being done by these NGOs engaged in natural vegetation
conservation include; training (capacity building), tree planting, soil and water
conservation methods, poverty alleviation, provide education among others. The
strategies that employed include; sectoral programming, community participation,
training, political influence and networking with other NGOs. There is still need of more
effort to restore natural vegetation cover of Lolkisale forest.
SSA, R (2021). Impacts Of Economic Activities On Natural Vegetation Cover A Case Study Lolkisale Village In Monduli District Tanzania. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-economic-activities-on-natural-vegetation-cover-a-case-study-lolkisale-village-in-monduli-district-tanzania
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Research, SSA. "Impacts Of Economic Activities On Natural Vegetation Cover A Case Study Lolkisale Village In Monduli District Tanzania" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-economic-activities-on-natural-vegetation-cover-a-case-study-lolkisale-village-in-monduli-district-tanzania