Improving Productivity and Quality Of Cotton through Integrated Management and Input Linkage in Ng’hoboko, Isengwa And Mwafuguji Village Meatu District

Luneja, Renatus Laurent (2014) Improving Productivity and Quality Of Cotton through Integrated Management and Input Linkage in Ng’hoboko, Isengwa And Mwafuguji Village Meatu District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This project aimed at reducing poverty among rural cotton in Ng’hoboko, Isengwa and Mwafuguji villages. It is implemented by Tanzania cotton board being financed by her development partners EU and TGT. During community need assessment (CNA) it was found that farmers in the respective villages are faced by low productivity per unity area and poor cotton quality. So the project was institutionalised to address productivity and quality with the assumption that it will directly increase farmers’ earnings from cotton. It was determined in literature that increasing yield alone doubles the income from cotton assuming the price is same as previous year. On the other hand improving quality will increase the competitiveness of the crop on the market. Originally the project life cycle is 18 months (July 2013 to December 2014), however due to some administrative issues it will be extended for six months. Implementation started by identifying individual farmers who worked as lead farmers managing a group of 30 people, then best CAP were developed in collaboration with indigenous. Participatory approach has been applied on all development to monitoring and evaluation stages. The demonstration plots yield an average of 561.5 kgs, less by 238.5kg of the projected yield.

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 V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:16
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/692

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