Participatory Land Use Planning to Support Tanzanian Farmer and Pastoralist Investment

Experiences from Mbarali District, Mbeya Region, Tanzania

This study explored the potential for village certification and VLUP processes to improve opportunities for sustainable family farming and green growth development. The study focused Mbarali District in Mbeya Tanzania, where interest in VLUP has been growing a result of increasing demands on land for agriculture, livestock, conservation and, more recently, large‑scale agriculture investments.

Abigail Hart, EcoAgriculture Partners and Cornell University Elly Tumsifu, University of Dar es Salaam Winnie Nguni, University of Dar es Salaam John Recha, ERMCSD Zacharia Malley, Agricultural Research Institute ‑ Uyole Rodgers Masha, Tanzania Agricultur