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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 6 Looking to the future: Map drawing in Madah, Central Tanzania

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 6 Looking to the future: Map drawing in Madah, Central Tanzania Wilhelm Östberg Introduction in the hills, but they disagree on whether the remaining forests should be cleared or not. The Burunge Hills, an area of about 300 square Many newcomers hold that the sooner the forest kilometres in Kondoa District, Central is gone the better. Additional settlers mean Tanzania, is rapidly being settled by small-scale more people who can defend their interests, and farmers from more densely populated and who can help solve the problems of wildlife, degraded parts of the district. It is a time of new lack of water, inadequate transport and so on. However, the people of the area, the Burunge, opportunities. Twende kufyeka (Let's be off and harbour no urge to transform the forest. They clear new land) is a phrase on the lips of many feel that the hills have already received more farmers. More commercially oriented people see the possibility of harvesting finger millet than enough outside settlers. from newly cleared areas and selling the produce at a substantial profit to breweries in Madah, a new life in the hills the Arusha area. Madah is a rapidly ...

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