The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) covers approximately one third of mainland Tanzania in a belt that extends North and South of the central rail, road, and power ‘backbone’ that runs from Dar es Salaam to the Northern areas of Zambia and Malawi. Increasing land use demands from a diversity of sectors put this landscape at risk, warranting the Land Use Dialogue approach to develop a more integrated and holistic view of the landscape.
The LUD was designed to include and build on, enable, and enhance pre-existing landscape decision making platforms and processes. Core partners of the LUD platform include IUCN, the Tanzanian National Land Use Planning Commission, and AWF, an environmental NGO active in the area By engaging private and local stakeholders such as smallholders, government, CSOs, and commodity buyers/producers, the dialogue approach aims to balance the multiple objectives in this landscape.
The outcomes of the Tanzania Land-Use Dialogue in Kilombero are designed to feed into:
- Direct actions, knowledge sharing, and landuse practices within the Kilombero Valley;
- Knowledge/communication actions, such as policy briefs and other knowledge products;
- Learning processes, such as case studies and exchange events that will benefit the global community of practice and facilitate Land-Use Dialogue actions in other landscapes at risk.