In 2007, incentives for farmers to grow nonfood
bio fuel crops, increasing transportation
costs, climate change, growing consumer
demand and population growth caused major
food shortages in the world, especially within
the high famine-risk sub-Saharan Africa.
The inconsistent food cultivated products
in Zanzibar combined with high consumer
prices suppresses the economic growth of the
agricultural sector on the island.
The large decrease in what once was the
primary economical driver (Agriculture) left
the Island only to rely on the tourism sector to
enhance the economics of Zanzibar.
If a successful strategy is implemented
within the agricultural sector of Zanzibar, the
country could revert toward becoming, once
again, a place of agricultural richness. This
dissertation proposes an Agricultural research
and educational facility to act as a catalyst for
The agricultural history of Zanzibar and its
future potential became the underlining subject
of the research and development framework
proposed for the Chumbuni area.
The site location and the programme will
function as an incubator for local small
industries, local farming and micro industries
that will directly assist with increasing food
security on the island.
The Agricultural research and educational
facility is therefore to become a structure that
houses a number of beneficial programmes
(focused on an educational and symbiotic
relationship between industry and public).
Public-funding driven cycles of basic
education, agricultural education, physical
practice and research thus have a platform to
influence and be influenced by industry.
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2015.