Cassava Seed Multiplication for a sustainable income for farmers in Madanga Village

Urio, Frida Cornelio (2014) Cassava Seed Multiplication for a sustainable income for farmers in Madanga Village. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This dissertation is an outcome of the research study conducted in Madanga village and the project being implemented in the same village with farmers. It covers the period between September 2013 up to June 2014.The participatory community assessment conducted in the village using participatory methods and tools like Focus Group Discussions (FGD) , semi-structured Interviews and Field visit survey came out with seven major community needs which needed to be urgently addressed. Among the needs identified, Increase in Income ranked as need number one , After further assessment of the causes of the need, multiplication of resistant cassava seeds was identified as a project that will enable them increase their income through sale of multiplied seeds and at the same time increase their production hence improved livelihoods. The study concludes that the communities can use their farm based activities as sustainable sources of income provided that they agree to plan and implement them is a means that poverty is eradicated. Therefore the study recommends that deliberate efforts should be taken to involve all stakeholders in implementation of community economic development projects to ensure sustainability and reduced poverty that is threatening the nation.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:20
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:20

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