Some of the environmental problems of the agriculture and livestock sectors could be minimised if different land uses are practiced. For example, cultivation near a factory in an urban area may lead to contamination of the soil and the agricultural produce.   more...
Sheria ya Ardhi ya Vijiji: (Sheria Na. 5 ya mwaka 1999) - Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania.   more...
Tanzania National Land Policy - 1997; Definitions, Objectives, Evolution of Land Tenure in Tanzania, Land Tenure and Administration, Surveys and Mapping, Urban and Rural Use Planning, Land Use management, Institutional Framework   more...
Historical Context of Land Tenure: Before colonialism landholding was based on customary laws of the different tribes in Tanzania (in all 120). Title to the land was based on traditions and customs of respective tribes. Ownership of land was communal, owned by family, clan or tribe. Chiefs, headmen and elders had the powers of land administration in trust for the community. These powers continued through the colonial era though they were limited by the newly introduced German and later British land tenure system under which all lands were declared to be crown and public lands respectively. The customary land tenure is still in place, but since 1963 the chiefs, headmen and elders have been replaced by elected village councils.   more...
The Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF) is an instrument to be used through out the land Reform Program under Private Sector Competitiveness Project (PSCP). The framework is designed to formalize land titling in Tanzania particularly in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza cities, Babati and Bariadi districts in order to establish safeguard measures to ensure sustainable environmental development.   more...



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Tanzania’s experience with land administration, policy reforms
Land policy reform activities have been gaining prominence in developing countries of late. This is not…