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Tanzania, United Republic of
United Republic of Tanzania (the): FAO helps Tanzania monitor carbon stocksfeedproxy.google.com | 16 May 2012
16 May, 2012, Rome – FAO is helping scientists and policymakers in Tanzania to evaluate how much carbon is stored in forests and forests soils, which will enable them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Forest soils contain a huge carbon stock. Deforestation, forest degradation or changes in...
Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, TanzaniaSCIDEV.NET | 09 Nov 2011
A scheme that provides three-year awards for collaborative research projects between UK and African researchers is to enter a second round.Phase one of the scheme saw 33 researchers in the priority fields of agriculture, water and sanitation, basic health research, biodiversity and energy receive...
More effort needed to end dynamite fishingthecitizen.co.tz | 12 Apr 2011
Tanzania is lucky to have many coral reefs that support extensive fishing besides attracting tourists. However, this natural endowment is endangered by dynamite fishing that abounds in large scale. Besides killing and injuring fish, it leaves behind rubble and broken corals on the sea floor, destroying the habitat for all reef species. Dynamite fishing is an old practice that has been common since the 1960s, and by the mid-1990s it became a matter of serious concern to environmentalists.
Harsh climate creates panic in Tanzania coffee sectorThe East African | 12 Apr 2011
Tanzanias smallhold coffee farmers are battling numerous challenges likely to affect production in the next coffee season. A long drought in the major coffee growing regions of Kagera and Kilimanjaro has thrown coffee dealers into a panic. Engineer Adolph Kumburu, director general of Tanzania...
Tarime road under major repairsTanzania Standard Newspapers | 11 Apr 2011
THE 45 kilometre road that links thousands of villagers residing in Tarime district with the Mwanza-Sirari tarmac highway is undergoing major repairs to make it passable throughout the year, officials said on Sunday. The project will cost close to 600m/- that has been coughed up by the North Mara...
Water shortage deals a blow in Marathecitizen.co.tz | 06 Apr 2011
The nearest constant supply of safe water is Lake Victoria, which over two-hour round trip from Nyankanga village.Some villagers routinely make this trip three or four times a day, every day, which leaves very little time for other tasks. The efforts by St Johns Church to build tanks by their homes to harvest rainwater could not yield fruits as the village gets scanty rainfall.
TANZANIA: Rampaging elephants destroy cropsAfrica News | 06 Apr 2011
Fear is increasingly growing that close to 400 households comprising thousands of people in the Tarime District of Mara Region in Tanzania might face hunger if stray elephants hailing from the Serengeti National Park (SENAPA) continue to destroy crop farms that are almost ready for harvesting.
Dar doctors worry over rise in lifestyle diseasesthecitizen.co.tz | 04 Apr 2011
Two leading physicians have expressed concern over the countrys health system, which is failing to adequately address the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as lifestyle diseases. The NCDs, they note, are dangerously on the rise.
Serengeti highway threatens national park's wildebeest migrationGuardian Unlimited | 27 Mar 2011
Tanzania condemned for planned road, which critics say will be disaster for environment and ecosystem. International pressure is growing on the Tanzanian government to shelve its controversial plans to build a two-lane highway across the Serengeti, one of the most important wildlife sites in the...
Tanzania: Rain Water Harvesting Improves Lives of Small Farmersfeedproxy.google.com | 22 Mar 2011
"If there's a bad year, we can stay up to 20 days without rain. The young crops die, that's the problem over here", says Rabiet E. Mkumbwa, 60, in front of his home in from Mwembe village in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro region.
Tanzania Biofuel Project's Barren PromiseInter Press Service | 09 Mar 2011
An ambitious project to produce clean energy for the Netherlands and Belgium has degenerated into a controversial abuse of natural resources in Africa.
World Bank proposes road to save Serengeti migrationReuters | 01 Mar 2011
The World Bank has offered Tanzania an alternative to stop a major road project across the Serengeti national park that conservationists say threatens one of Africa's biggest wildlife spectacles.
EAST AFRICA: La Niña-induced drought "to affect millions"IRIN News | 21 Feb 2011
Since November, East African countries have registered serious drought conditions that are likely to worsen in coming months. According to data recently released by the World Meteorological Organization, the La Niña weather effect is largely responsible.
Tanzania: Protecting the World's Most Expensive Treeips.org | 22 Nov 2010
Moshi, TANZANIA, With the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro providing a backdrop under simmering tropical sunshine, a group of women in Mijongweni village break into song. The song, in Swahili, praises the benefits of protecting the environment and living in harmony with nature for the survival of generations; values vital to the survival of one of the rarest hardwood trees in the world, the African blackwood.
Local NewsArusha Times | 22 Nov 2010
The East African Community (EAC) first-ever Lake Victoria Basin Investment Forum, scheduled to take place in Mwanza, Tanzania, next month will be attended by over 1,000 regional and international business and government leaders. The Lake Victoria Basin Commission is a specialized institution of the...