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Prof. William Rugumamu

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The Africa-America Institute
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Background

Employment History

  • Professor
    University of Dar es Salaam
  • Professor of Geography
    University of Dar es Salaam

Education

  • Ph.D. degree
    University of Dar es Salaam
  • bachelor's Degree
    University of Dar es Salaam
  • master's of science degree , soil science
    University of Reading
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Professor William Rugumamu is currently a Professor of Geography at the University of Dar es Salaam. He started lecturing at the University as a Tutorial Assistant in 1974 and held various teaching and lecturer positions throughout his 34 year career. He has taught and conducted research on a range of topics, including environmental resources and disaster management, land evaluation and planning, and sustainable development.
Professor Rugumamu holds bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also earned a master's of science degree in soil science from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, specializing in land evaluation. He has taken several post-graduate short-term training courses, including Emergency Settlement Planning at University of Wisconsin in the United States in 1996 and Remote Sensing for Disaster Management, United Nations European Space Agency in Vienna in 1995. He also received a scholarship under AAI's Partners for International Education and Training (PIET) to undertake a short-term environmental studies fellowship at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C in 1994.
Professor Rugumamu has had numerous articles and research papers published throughout his career. In addition, he has worked with a number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) as well as Tanzanian Government and United Nations agencies on a number of sustainable development and refugee-focused projects, such as his work on the reconstruction and development of the refugee affected areas of the Kigoma Region of Tanzania in coordination with the Prime Minister's Office and the UN Development Programme.
In 2000, Professor Rugumamu was presented with the Environmental Leadership Award by The Eastern Africa Environmental Network in Kenya for his dedication and research in the field of environmental studies.
Professor Rugumamu is married and lives with his wife and three children in Tanzania.
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The Africa-America Institute
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www.codesria.org, 27 April 2007 [cached]
Professor William Rugumamu University of Dar es Salaam Email: wrugu@udsm.ac.tz
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As a consequence, it is evident that in some geographical areas, natural resources were and still are sustainably utilized while in others there have and still are evidence of environmental degradation (Stebbing,1935 Timberlake, 1985; Blaikie 1989; Juma and Ford, 1992; Rugumamu, 1993; Boyce, 2002).
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These policies are tailored around the international donors' (the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, United Nations agencies) perceptions of the causes of and solutions for Africa's underdevelopment (Blaikie, 1985; World Bank 1997; Juma and Ford 1991; Rugumamu 1993). Their goal is to create conditions conducive to the play of free market forces and free flow of goods and services between country and the outside world! (Lal, et.al. 1988). As noted by Rugumamu (2001) among others, processes of globalization and their impacts have been documented at the macro-level in a variety of ways.
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In some areas, the problem has since been associated with drought hazards, when in actual fact, drought is one of the precursors (Rugumamu, 1993).
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This is a holistic view of environmental degradation propagated among others by Carpenter, (1980); Blaikie, (1985); Fierman, (1990); Shiva, (1991); Juma and Ford, (1992); Rugumamu, (1996); Boyce 2002).
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In response to the declining land productivity, the Government of Tanzania has proclamated many programmes and policies since independence in order to check the situation but has met with limited success (Berry and Townshend, 1973; McAuslan 1980, DANIDA 1989; Rugumamu, 1996). It is imperative, therefore, to assess the impact of globalization, a new approach to annex Tanzania, on the environment and development.
The Case of Melela Village, Uluguru Mountains in Eastern Tanzania
This subsection outlines the environmental resource base on where economic globalisation articulates. The tract of land of the Uluguru Mountains referred to is the leeward side represented by Melela village settlement as the centre stage of the thesis (Rugumamu 2000). The village is located about 35 Km. in the neighbourhood of Morogoro municipality and along the Tanzania-Zambia Highway (TANZAM).
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The current state is perpetuated by the parallel nature of traditional and modern laws casting a shadow on access to and control over resources, a prerequisite for tenure security and sustainable resource utilisation cum conservancy (Rugumamu 2000b).
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Generally men, women and children work on the farm and take care of the livestock with some degree of specialization (Little, 1991; Rugumamu, 1999). Over and above these activities, women with the assistance of children are responsible for all the domestic chores. At the end of the day women are more involved in food and cash crop as well as livestock production processes than men.
Market orientation
Agriculture in the semi-arid areas is characteristically subsistence oriented (Rugumamu 1996).
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Creating knowledge in this way is hence an integral part of sustaining ecological and agricultural productivity in the SSA (Rugumamu, 1993).
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And hence the use of cultural control techniques including botanical pesticides and locally adapted seed varieties currently in use by smallholders cannot be overemphasized (Anderson, et. al. 1996; Rugumamu and Mtumbuka 1998).
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Through participatory learning approaches, researchers should support the local development process through setting up research with the farmers to investigate problems and opportunities identified by farmers (Rugumamu, 1999).
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Rugumamu, C. P. and Mtumbuka, E. 1998 Efficacy of Indigenous Materials to Insect Pests of Household Stored Crops: Strategy for Food Security in Tanzania. Research Report. Sida-Sarec.
Rugumamu, W. 1991 Environmental Impact Assessment of Indigenous and Modern Agricultural Technology as a Basis for Technology Policy Design for semi-arid Tanzania. IDRC Report.
Rugumamu, W. 1993. Outline of an Action Programme to Combat Environmental Degradation and Increase Food and Energy Production in Southern Africa. Desertification Control Bulletin, UNEP. No 22. pp 69 - 76.
Rugumamu, W. 1996 The State of the Environment in Semi-arid Tanzania: A Strategy Toward Environmentally Sustainable Development. Report Series of UNESCO No. 13. 97pp.
Rugumamu, W. 1997 The Impact of Gender on Land Productivity in Tanzania. Institute of Southern African Studies, University of Lesotho. GHEC Working Papers. No 13. 53pp.
Rugumamu, W. 1998 The Impact of Agricultural Technology on Sustainable Land Resource Utilization in Africa: The Case of Semi-arid Tanzania. in. Ahmed, A. G. and Mlay, W. (Eds.) Environment and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa: Some Critical Issues. MacMillan Press Ltd & St. Martins Press Inc. New York, NY. 144 -160.
Rugumamu, W. 1999. Gender Dimension in Relation to Desertification Control Initiatives in the Southern African Community. Desertification Control Bulletin UNEP. No. 34 41-47.
Rugumamu, W. 2000 Towards a Balanced Village Ecosystem: An Environmentally-sound and Participatory Development Strategy for Semi-arid Tanzania. Sarec Research Report.
Rugumamu, W. 2001 Globalisation and Environmental Management . in Ahmed, A. G. et.al. (Ed.) Globalisation: Problems and Prospects. MacMillan Press Ltd. & St. Martins Press Inc. NewYork 44 -60 OSSREA Publication USA.
The Africa-America Institute - AAIONLINE Winter 2007
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List of Abstracts
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