Promotion of Household Income through Sunflower Market Access and Value Chain Development in Kinapanda Division, Iramba District

Messayi, Richard Michael (2013) Promotion of Household Income through Sunflower Market Access and Value Chain Development in Kinapanda Division, Iramba District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to promote household income and rural livelihood through sunflower market access and value chain development in Kinampanda ward. This project was development from the Community need assessment findings. During the CNA exercise a numerous numbers of gaps facing small scale sunflower producers in relation to market were raised, all these hindering factors to market contributes to lower their income and affect their livelihood development. Also CNA finding showed that there is an average of 1 people who need all basic needs and the means to survive including viable income, the price for the sunflower produce and products is very minimal and unreliable, the value chain for the sunflower is not well established. Two types of data were collected during the survey: Qualitative and Quantitative data. Due to the nature of the study, Quantitative data dominated the whole process of data collection. A total of 40 farmers were purposively selected. PRA and SWOT analysis were used especially during the ranking and prioritization process. The following were the project outcome and outputs: Formation and strengthening of 10 Sunflower Commercial Producer Groups (CPG’s) and more farmers are now interested with collective selling. The report also recommended the followings: the issue of proper environmental management should be given a priority, concentrating on getting good results with fewer groups rather than having a big number of groups, every actor from the producers to the market should take a precaution on the issue of trust, and lastly the report recommend that no short cut can be done during Community Need assessment.

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 11:59
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:59
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/883

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