Participatory Scenario Planning in the Makanya Catchment, Tanzania

The agro-ecosystems of sub-Saharan Africa are inherently dynamic and experiencing a series of complex social–ecological changes that make their future even more uncertain. To ensure that development investments made today in the small-scale farming systems make sense also in a long-term perspective they should benefit the local communities over a range of potential futures.

The objective of the participatory scenario-planning exercise in Makanya was to develop four alternative scenarios for the catchment’s future, describing in qualitative terms agroecological conditions, livelihood sources, and lifestyles in the area around year 2030.

Project facts

Tanzania

Makanya Catchment

2006

Submitted by:

Garry Peterson

Project member

16 januari 2020 00:18:00

How to cite this page:

Garry Peterson

Participatory Scenario Planning in the Makanya Catchment, Tanzania

Resources

Enfors, E. I., L. J. Gordon, G. D. Peterson, and D. Bossio. 2008. Making investments in dryland development work: participatory scenario planning in the Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Ecology and Society 13(2): 42.

Project images

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C. Bollner/Azote.se

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Small scale agriculture & villages
Arid/semi-arid lands
A large landscape or city scape (e.g. Sao Paulo <50 km on edge)