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An Assessment of high human population density and its impacts on land resources in Moshi district council, Tanzania

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dc.creator Alphonce, Emmanuel 2016-03-03T06:12:14Z 2016-03-03T06:12:14Z 2013 2018-03-24T13:56:37Z 2018-03-24T13:56:37Z
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSc. EM) of the Mzumbe University
dc.description This study attempted to assess the impacts of high human population density on land resources in Moshi District Council. Generally, other studies show that, developing countries experiencing the high demographic pressures while land resource to support the growth is fixed or limited and the mechanisms to adapt to, grow very slowly. Specifically, there is an extremely high human population density in areas around Kilimanjaro, especially in the Moshi District Council. This leads to land shortage that would be useful for agricultural production and infrastructure development, poor settlement planning, land use conflicts, land degradation, and serious environmental implications that can be linked to the increase of poverty level including lack of employment to the youth. This study used a case study design and sampling techniques based on purposive/non probability sampling and simple random sampling/probability sampling, while the sample size of a hundred respondents that was taken, was based on Nassiuma’s formula. The type and source of data were entirely on primary and secondary sources related to the study topic studied. The methods of data collection based on, written questionnaires/structured interview for key informants and field respondents, field observation of human settlement arrangement and cultivation areas. The documentary technique based on, written sources/secondary sources i.e. related reports, population census, books, and internet. Finally, the data were analysed and presented with descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency, graphs and tables. This was done by using the Statistic Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 16. Microsoft Excel was used to produce charts and graphs and Microsoft Word was used in compiling and writing up the reports.
dc.language en
dc.publisher Mzumbe University
dc.subject Population impacts-land
dc.subject Population and environment
dc.title An Assessment of high human population density and its impacts on land resources in Moshi district council, Tanzania
dc.type Thesis

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