The Utilisation of Africa’s Environmental Resources and the Challenges of Globalisation: A Case Study from Eastern Tanzania

  • W Rugumamu


This paper concerns the micro-environment and globalisation nexus. With the effective participation of the leadership in Morogoro region, Melela village on the leeward side of the Uluguru mountains was identified as an ecologically and economically problem area typified by, among others, periodic drought, crop failure, food shortage and famine, relief food supplies, urban-rural migration, land use conflicts and a community sensitive to agricultural market signals. It is indeed this state of affairs that makes Melela village an interesting diagnostic case that calls for in-depth analysis of agro-biodiversity conditions under economic globalisation and indeed for urgent resource planning and management.

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