The first Tanzania Land Use Dialogue (LUD) will take place in the “Ihemi” Cluster, in Iringa, Southern Tanzania. It represents the second country-specific dialogue within TFD’s Global LUD Initiative. It is co-organized by TFD, The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), IUCN’s Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa), and IUCN International.
The Tanzania LUD aims to look at the on-the-ground implementation of the ‘landscape approach’ in Tanzania, where subsistence agriculture and over-exploitation of the region’s natural resources has put the landscape at considerable risk. A participatory and integrated approach will be key to:
- Reconcile the different perspectives and interests at stake in the landscape;
- Increase land productivity in the region;
- Ensure the necessary infrastructure, policy environment and access to knowledge;
These and other critical factors will be necessary to create an efficient and well-functioning agricultural value chain in the pursuit of sustainable landscapes.
The Tanzania Land Use Dialogue was held from October 31st to November 3rd, 2016.
For photos from the dialogue, please click here.