Contribution of Cassava Farming in Promoting Socio-Economic Activities at Mkamba Ward in Mkuranga District Council Pwani Region

Simon, Kelvin (2017) Contribution of Cassava Farming in Promoting Socio-Economic Activities at Mkamba Ward in Mkuranga District Council Pwani Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed the Contribution of cassava farming in promoting socio-economic activities at Mkamba ward in Mkuranga district council. The specific objectives were to assess economic activity is the most reasonable to the local people at Mkamba Ward, examining economic activity promote social economic wellbeing of Mkamba community, to identify the challenges face the prioritized economic activity of Mkamba community as well as to establish the means by which such challenges can be alleviated by the community. The participatory community assessment conducted at the Mkamba ward using participatory methods and tools include Focus Group Discussions (FGD), semi-structured Interviews and Field visit survey came out with five major community needs which needed to be urgently addressed. Among the needs identified, sustainable source of income ranked as need number one, immediately, after further assessment of the causes of the need, Cassava production was identified as a project that will enable them increase their income through sale of it and at the same time increase their production hence improved livelihoods. Due to the fact that, it will contribute to the food security status of its producing and consuming households, also it will contribute to the economic development of processing communities and well-being of numerous disadvantaged individuals in Mkamba ward. The study concludes that the communities can use their production and based farm activities as sustainable sources of income provided that they agree to plan and implement them are a means that poverty is reduced. The study recommends that deliberate efforts should be taken to involve different stakeholders in implementation of community economic development projects to ensure sustainability and reduce poverty that is threatening the nation in wide.

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 11:18
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 11:18

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