Urbanization Dynamics and Its Impact on Natural Resources in Moshi Tanzania

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NEWSLETTER ARTICLE

URBANISATION DYNAMICS AND ITS
IMPACTS ON THE USE OF NATURAL
RESOURCES IN MOSHI –
KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
By Isaac Kazungu1 and Maulid Bwabo2

Half the world’s population now live in built-up
areas, with an estimated 60 million people being
added every year (World Bank population Index
report, 2010). This rapid urban growth leads to
environmental degradation and excessive
demands on services, infrastructure and use of
natural resource in rapidly urbanising cities of
the world, Moshi inclusive. Resource
degradation, energy consumption, conflicts on
the use of resources has increased drastically.
To address this a three (3) years project titled
LUNA (Livelihoods, Urbanisation, Natural
Resources in Africa) financed by Volkswagen
Foundation of Germany established within Five
African Countries, namely Tanzania (Moshi),
Cameroon (Bamenda), Botswana (Palapye),
Cote d’Ivoire (Tyasale) and South Africa
(Phalaborwa-Limpopo,
and
QueenstownEastern Cape). It started in 2009 and aimed at
analysing the impact of urbanisation on the use
of natural resources and livelihoods in Africa.

1

Isaac Kazungu is Assistant Lecturer and Researchers working with the Department of Marketing at Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS). His main areas of interest include Agricultural Marketing, Marketing research, International marketing, Livelihoods and Urbanization. He is a member of LUNA a team of researchers from Five African countries and Germany undertaking a project on Urbanization and its impact on the use of Natural Resources in Africa.

2

Maulid Bwabo is Assistant Lecturer and Researchers in the
Department of Marketing at Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies (MUCCoBS). Among the other disciplines, he specialises in Food crops marketing, Strategic marketing review and Marketing audit. He is also a member of LUNA a team of researchers from Five African countries and Germany...
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