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Bush meat hunting, rural food security and livelihood in Uluguru Mountains Tanzania

Gladys Mahiti, Sokoine University of Agriculture

Bushmeat ( meat from wild animals) has traditionally been a source of protein , medicines and materials for shelter. Its trade has increasingly become a widespread commercial activity, with serious negative consequences on wild animal populations, biodiversity and the environment. Increasing numbers of people are becoming dependent on bushmeat. The problem of food insecurity is more pronounced in rural areas. This study will be carried out in September 2007. The overall objective is to determine the Role of Bush meat hunting on Rural Food Security and Livelihood. The structured questionnaire, cross – sectional study, purposive, Convenient sampling will be applied for data collection. SPSS for windows will be used for data analysis The expected outputs will help in providing the empirical information to the stakeholders in setting the strategies on how to improve food security to the population and conserve the environment. .

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Presented in Poster Session 3