Improving Community livelihood through improved Cassava production

Kolimba, Dadi Horace (2013) Improving Community livelihood through improved Cassava production. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This project Report is an outcome of the research study conducted and the project being implemented on Improving Community livelihood through improved cassava production in Ngeta village, Kikongo Ward, Ruvu Division, Kibaha District - Coast Region. The Project Goal is enhancement of living standard of Ngeta village community at household level by raising income, employment opportunities, and food security through improved cassava production. While project objective are; To sensitize and train 190 head of households on improved cassava production techniques, entrepreneurial and business management skills by December 2012, Raise cultivated area from 0.5 ha per household of the year 2011 to 2 ha per household by the year 2013, Impart cassava best practice to Heads of households and reliable to the Market by the year 2013. The Community Needs Assessment was carried by using participatory methodologies such as Focused Group Discussions, Interview and Observations. Research tools used are Questions, Discussion Guide, and Interview guide, came out with five major community needs which needed to be urgently addressed. However the project anticipates achieving the following specific objectives on successful completion of improved Cassava production project. 190 head of households sensitized and imparted with improved cassava production techniques, entrepreneurial and business management skills. Cultivated areas have been raised from 0.5 ha per household of the year 2011 to 2 ha per household the year 2013. Heads of households practiced cassava production techniques of which 380 ha planted cassava, moreover after cassava harvesting and sold to Kibaha Mango Empire Company Ltd income will be increased as the result standard of living improved as they will afford to access basic needs.

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: 22 Jan 2016 06:24
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:24
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/999

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