Empowering Community Livelihoods Through Modern Beekeeping: The Case of Ukombozi Group in Kisongwe Village, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region

Enos, EIiakim (2013) Empowering Community Livelihoods Through Modern Beekeeping: The Case of Ukombozi Group in Kisongwe Village, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is an outcome of the research study conducted and the project implemented in Kisongwe village, Lumbiji ward, Kilosa District, Morogoro Region. The Community Needs Assessment conducted in the village using participatory methods and tools like Questionnaire, Focus Group Discussions, and Documentary Reviews, came out with six major community needs which needed to be addressed. Empowering community livelihoods through modern beekeeping was established at the end of October 2011 as a priority project immediately after awareness raising and training of Group members at the start of October 2011. The objectives of the project were mainly four; (i) To impart awareness and modern beekeeping husbandry skills for productivity improvement. (ii) Sensitization and training in entrepreneurship and business development skills for empowerment of marketing beekeeping products. (iii) Provision of 25 modern beehives and other beekeeping equipments and materials. (iv) To enhance cooperation among group members and strengthen institution. Most of the major planned project activities were implemented and some are on routine or continuous basis like harvesting and processing of honey and beeswax also management of an apiary. Some products and outputs for the objectives have so far been realized and reported during project monitoring and midterm evaluation. Project implementation is going on well while monitoring and midterm evaluation have also been done and indicators for sustainability plan have been established.

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 12:00
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/849

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