Promotion of apples production by Installing Apples Processing Machine at Iniho Village in Makete

Mahenge , Sinene Burton (2013) Promotion of apples production by Installing Apples Processing Machine at Iniho Village in Makete. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

A dissertation on Promotion of apples production by installing Apples processing machine at Iniho Village in Makete is a result of the Community Needs Assessments (CNA) conducted at Iniho village in Makete district. Prior to project intervention, the CNA exercise was conducted which came up with the community needs and problems. The main problem unveiled with CNA exercise which faces majority community members in Iniho Village was the prevalence of income poverty. Among other activities Iniho community members do engage in fruits production as their food and cash crop which contribute to their household income for income poverty reduction. However, apples/fruits producers have been facing the problem of their fruits to be rotten and unreliable market. Under this study there were four objectives which set to facilitate solving the problem, these are: Sensitize 250 Iniho community members on apples processing project by 2013, Equip 40 apples producers with knowledge and skills on how to managed and run the fruits/apples processing project by March 2013, Facilitate accessibility of Fruits processing equipment from DED Makete and other stakeholders by 2013 and to ensure 60% of apples producers access reliable market by April 2013. Three objectives have been achieved except one objective which was to ensure reliable market which will be met under the full operation of the project. The installation of the processing machine has been successful implemented. Other activities have not been executed due to different factors including; delay access fruits processing machine and extensive rain took place between December and April which lead to destruction of many fruits. However, the project will be inaugurated between November and December 2013 when the new season for fruits starts.

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/886

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