Determination of Uranium Concentration in Selected Agriculture Soils of Bah District in Tanzania and its uptake by Food Crops

This research aims to determine the level of uranium (U) contamination in selected agricultural soils of Bahi District and its uptake by food crops for its proper management. The research will involve determination of spatial distribution of uranium in agricultural soils, its uptake and translocation in plant/crop tissues. In addition, it will involve determination of uranium level in surface and ground water used for drinking and irrigation. The results from this study will be used to create awareness among the famers and other surrounding community about potential risk posed by uranium and its compounds on their lives and the environment.
Cette recherche vise à déterminer le niveau de contamination de l’uranium (U) dans certains sols agricoles du district de Bahi et son absorption par les cultures vivrières pour sa bonne gestion. La recherche comprendra la détermination de la distribution spatiale de l’uranium dans les sols agricoles, son absorption et la translocation dans les tissus des plantes / cultures. En outre, il s’agira de déterminer le niveau d’uranium dans les eaux de surface et les eaux souterraines utilisées pour la boisson et l’irrigation. Les résultats de cette étude seront utilisés pour sensibiliser les agriculteurs et d’autres communautés environnantes au sujet du risque potentiel causé par l’uranium et ses composés sur leurs vies et sur l’environnement.
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Food Science and Value Addition