Mangasini Katundu

Mangasini Katundu
Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) · Community and Rural Development

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Katundu is senior a lecturer at the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU). He has been working under the Department of Community and Rural Development for the past 15 years, specializing in the area of rural development. He holds a PhD and Master of Arts in Rural development from the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro Tanzania and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. His key areas for Research and Consultancy include: Agriculture and rural development, multi-sector, rural land reform, rural livelihoods, community driven development, environment and natural resource management, cooperative development, entrepreneurship development, and impact evaluation.

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African universities need to decolonize their curricula, the sooner the better. Both the content and the teaching methods need to be evaluated. Decolonization means that Africans have both control over the process of formulating curricula and the knowledge produced through them. However, decolonization should not mean teaching only about Africa or...
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In his book Tracy discusses “the something for nothing” syndrome, he answers the main question, “why we do the things we do?” The author associates what we do the things we do with what he called “human nature”, that every individual has both the “bright side” and a “dark side” of his nature, an angel and a devil. According to the author these two...
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The era of rapid growth of the internet has witnessed the exponential growth of electronic payment systems (EPS); consequently, business transactions are constantly shifting from cash-based to electronic-based system. This paper is a product of a research conducted to explore factors that could influence effective adoption and implementation of the...
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Provision of extension services to livestock farmers ranks high on government’s agricultural development agenda in Tanzania. Livestock Extension Services (LESs) are usually designed around productivity improvements to farmers and the sector at large. The purpose of this study was to assess the role of LESs on the choices of smallholder farmers comm...
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This paper examines the performance of opposition parties and the prospects of multiparty politics in Tanzania. At independence in 1961 and during Colonial Rule, Tanganyika now Tanzania Mainland was enjoying a multiparty democracy but moved to one party state during 1970s. The Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has won all elections since re-introduction of...
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The Tanzanian Development Vision 2025 outlines the country’s aspiration to become a semi-industrialized country for which the contribution of manufacturing to the national economy must reach a minimum of 40% of the GDP. In 2016/2017, the manufacturing sector account for an average of 9% of the national aggregate GDP. To achieve this, Tanzania is tr...
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The MDGs have been criticised for being too narrow and leaving out many people and their needs, like mental health. Likewise, not all MDGs were implemented successfully in all countries. Some countries implemented one or two MDGs of their choice and left others untouched, others partially implemented all MDGs. It was on this basis that the UN membe...
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Several different actors are involved in making sure smallholder farmers are motivated to commit funds in expectation of future returns (investment decisions) from useful domesticated animals (livestock). However, efforts by the government, international organizations and the private sector have not been able to significantly increase trade trends...
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This article assesses barriers to business start-ups among university graduates by drawing evidence from the University of Dar-es-salaam. A cross-sectional research design was used with a sample comprising 308 graduates and 10 key informants. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire and key informant interview checklist and were analysed...
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A Constitution is the most important piece of legislation that any country has. It reflects the history of the nation and mirrors the interests and aspirations of its people with regard to how they wish to be governed. In its simplest form a Constitution is the social contract between those who govern and the governed. As such, the making and remak...
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This paper identifies the demographic determinants of entrepreneurial entry decisions amongst Tanzanian graduates. A crosssectional design was used in gathering information, whereby structured questionnaire was applied. Systematic random sampling was employed to get the required sample size. Cross tabulation was used to compare the entrepreneurial...
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Entrepreneurship is an essential contributor to innovation and job-creation; it also plays a key role in economic growth. Cognizant of its importance, most governments in the world are encouraging graduates to consider entrepreneurship as an alternative career. Graduates should have reasonably higher entrepreneurial tendencies if they are to benefi...
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Entrepreneurship plays a key role in social-economic development of developing countries such as Tanzania where both poverty and unemployment are high. The relationship between unemployment and entrepreneurship is double-faceted. On the one hand, the literature has established that unemployment stimulates entrepreneurial activity, which has been te...
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Groundnut is among the most important crops for smallholder farmers in Tanzania, providing both food and income for households. Groundnut is a nutritious source of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals for human consumption and parts of the crop can be used for livestock feed. This study identified factors which contribute to the stag...
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During the period between 1967 and the early 1990s the economy of Tanzania was centrally planned and managed with major means of production including land and industries under the direct state control. Around 1990s Tanzania liberalized its economy. As a result, the government embarked on a major privatization policy and opened up the market for int...

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The general objective of this study is to explore, complemented by the experiences of the diaspora, the challenges of developing curricula that measure up to the demands of the labour market. We have come up with a number of more specific research objectives and questions that have been revised during various consultations. These reflect our theoretical orientation, the diaspora expertise, and the fact that there has been global shift from knowledge based to a competence-based curriculum, but how this is being reflected in Tanzanian universities is yet to be know.