Investigating the Environmental Effects of Urban Livestock Keeping: Which Types of Livestock Pose More Serious Problems?

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Investigating the Environmental Effects of Urban Livestock Keeping: Which Types of Livestock Pose More Serious Problems?

September 23, 2020 AGRICULTURE 0

Urban livestock keeping has remained one of the key urban livelihoods in spite of the negative
environmental consequences it causes to urban dwellers. A study was conducted in two municipalities of Dodoma and Morogoro, examining the effects of livestock keeping on the environment and on the community. Primary data were collected at household level through interviews and focused group discussion. Secondary data were collected through documentary review on environmental pollution and conflict due urban livestock keeping which were obtained from Municipal Offices, libraries and internet. Using a sample of 298 respondents, The chi-square test of association between keeping livestock and environmental pollution and social conflict rejected the null hypothesis of independence at 5% level of significance on almost all pollution variables for different types of livestock, implying that keeping livestock could result into noise, heaps of waste, odour, dust, plant destruction and social conflict. The conclusion was that environmental effects of urban livestock keeping are demonstrated by all types of livestock at varying degrees. Livestock keeping of any type in urban areas has, therefore, negative environmental and health consequences when there is weak enforcement of relevant bylaws.

Author (s) Details

Rehema T. Mdendemi
President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, P. O. Box 1923, Dodoma, Tanzania.

Susan R. Gwelema
Open University of Tanzania, P.O. Box 23409, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Tiberio Mdendemi
Institute of Rural Development Planning, P.O. Box 138 Dodoma, Tanzania.


Basil Msuha
President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, P. O. Box 1923, Dodoma, Tanzania.

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