Improving Smallholder Farmers Income Through Improvement of Cassava Production in Kibonde Village Ngoma District

Bitati, Nansingizwa Sousane (2017) Improving Smallholder Farmers Income Through Improvement of Cassava Production in Kibonde Village Ngoma District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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A dissertation on promoting cassava production in Ngoma for income poverty at Kibonde village is a result of the Community Needs Assessments (CNA) conducted in Kibonde village in Ngoma district. Prior to project intervention, the CNA exercise was conducted which came up with the community needs and problems. The main problem unveiled with CNA exercise which faces majority community members in Kibonde village was the prevalence of poverty. Among other activities IMBANAMUHIGO community members do engage in crop production which contribute to their household income for poverty reduction. However, smallholder farmers have been facing the problem of their cassava crops to be rotten due to unreliable market. Under this study there were four objectives which set to facilitate solving the problem, these were: Sensitization of 250 IMBANAMUHIGO community members on cassava processing project by January 2015; Equip 40 smallholder farmers with knowledge and skills on how to manage and cultivate the cassava crops and processing by March 2015; Facilitate accessibility of cassava seeds from Ngoma district and other stakeholders by April 2015; To have 60% of smallholder farmers access reliable market for cassava tubers production by November 2015. Following the implementation of the project, 200 out of 250 farmers were sensitized on cassava production and processing while 40 were equipped with the knowledge and skills on how to managed cultivation and processing the cassava and access to reliable market. The harvesting of cassava tubers has not yet implemented. Other activities have not been executed due to different factors including; delay access cassava and extensive weather conditions took place between February and April which lead to destruction of many seeds. However, the project will be evaluated after harvesting of cassava tubers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 07:59
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 07:59

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