The final workshop of the joint project ECOSOLA took place on 25th September 2019 in Dar es Salaam / Tanzania. On this occasion, the results of the three-year project have been presented to representatives of local politics, rural associations and partner institutes in Dar es Salaam. The presentation of the findings has shown the amply scope of the project including urban agriculture, issues of land tenure, change of land use, market access and food security, empowerment, organic food systems and urban health as well as ecosystem service-based urban planning.
The highlight of the workshop was a practical planning exercise, which referred to the input on ecosystem service-based urban planning. Practitioners have formed groups and worked on a sample region by identifying ecosystem services on an areal picture before allocating land use types in the region and discussing about problems and opportunities of urban planning under the consideration of ecosystem services.
On September 26th an exhibition has been inaugurated at the Kibaha municipality (near Dar es Salaam). To make the project outcomes accessible and tangible, informative posters in the Kiswahili language as well as a 3D model of an exemplary land utilization plan for the Vikawe region has been presented. Both, the posters and the 3D model, will stay at the Kibaha town planning office.