Economic Empowerment of Youth through Cassava and Oranges Production at Segerea Ward, Ilala District

Musamba , Florence (2014) Economic Empowerment of Youth through Cassava and Oranges Production at Segerea Ward, Ilala District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study of youth empowerment through cassava and orange production was conducted in Segerea Ward, Ilala District in Dar es Salaam. This ward was used as a case study to represent the situation of youth throughout Tanzania. This aimed at improving the living standard of the youth by helping them earn enough income to eradicate poverty through cassava and orange production. The study was made possible by recognizing all the challenges that face the youth including unemployment and dependency due to their lack of skills and low level of education. The study has focused in increasing the youth income through agriculture because it was the solution that would enable the youth to improve quickly due to lower expenses in production and easy skill to be learned. The youth are the future of tomorrow development therefore to empower the youth is to empower the whole nation towards sustainable national development. Despite the efforts of the government to improve employment opportunities in Tanzania still there is a great percentage of unemployment in the country. Findings show that more than 60% of youth are unemployed and therefore it is of utmost importance that the youth find alternative ways to earn income especially through agriculture that provides great yields and continues to grow successfully. This youth project aims at effectively and efficiently empower the youth into a sustaining future in order to eradicate poverty and improve their living standard. This is a great step toward national socio-economic development and achieving the goals of Tanzania Development Vision 2025

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 12:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:04

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