Land use change from the expansion of woodlot plantations and orchards near Njombe in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania


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  • December 2019 – Researchers from IRA conducted field visits in order to produce a data gap analysis and identified four water catchment areas to be proposed for further evaluation

Scope of work

To examine land use change in the Southern Highlands (specifically the expansion of woodlot plantations and orchards near Njombe) and its connection to ecosystem services changes, such as water quality and quantity, soil erosion, food production and food security, as well as impacts to wildlife and biodiversity, in order to inform cross-sector policies for natural resources management, especially as they relate to agriculture, water resources and wildlife in the Southern Highlands.

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