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Capacity building of the UWAMALE farmers' group at Lekitatu Village

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dc.contributor.advisor Mutasa, Felician en_US
dc.contributor.author Swai, Walter Ernest en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-07T19:53:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-07T19:53:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10474/396
dc.description.abstract UWAMALE Farmers' Group constitutes a force of 30 members (9 women, 21 men) with the potential of reaching a membership base of 300 in the very near future. The Group is located at Lekitatu Village, Usa Ward, Poli Division in Arumeru District, It was formed with the aim of combining individual efforts to penetrate the market and also to try and reduce some transactions costs with the objective of increasing productivity and income. During the community needs assessment carried out in December 2005, it was revealed that low income is the main problem among the members. Further analysis attributed this problem to lack of marketing skills. The Group has received assistance through the River Basin Management and Smallholder Irrigation Improvement Project (RBM-SIIP)1,which carried out a substantial rehabilitation of their irrigation infrastructure. The Group is also benefiting through training provided by the Traditional Irrigation and Environmental Development Organization (host organization). This project aimed at strengthening the UWAMALE group through selected areas of capacity building (training) in order to hasten achievement of the desired benefits, which are primarily vested in increased income and food security. (Author abstract) en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Southern New Hampshire University en_US
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dc.source Original format: Bound CED Project Report, Shapiro Library, Southern New Hampshire University en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Southern New Hampshire University -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Open University of Tanzania -- Theses (Community Economic Development) en_US
dc.subject.other cooperatives en_US
dc.subject.other agribusiness en_US
dc.subject.other microloans en_US
dc.subject.other Lekitatu Village (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Usa Ward (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Arumeru District (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Arusha Region (TZ) en_US
dc.subject.other Tanzania en_US
dc.title Capacity building of the UWAMALE farmers' group at Lekitatu Village en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Swai, W. E. (2007). Capacity building of the UWAMALE farmers' group at Lekitatu Village. Retrieved from http://academicarchive.snhu.edu en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science (M.S.) en_US
dc.description.school School of Community Economic Development en_US
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dc.rightsHolder Swai, Walter Ernest en_US


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