Field visit and supportive supervion of the Kilimo Endelevu Project interventions at Olchorovos village, Arumeru district, Arusha Tanzania.by admin October 24, 2023
Demonstration of conservation agriculture by using a Zambian chaka hoe @ Kikwe plot, Arumeru district, Arusha – Tanzania.by admin October 23, 2023
Crop-livestock integration is one of the Kilimo Endelevu project interventions. RECODA facilitates the distribution of dairy goats at Marurani village, (Future group), Arumeru district, Arusha Tanzania for multiplication and distribution to individual farmers through solidarity chain
RECODA in collaboration with partners has been implementing projects applying the RIPAT approach geared towards Community Economic Development initiatives focusing on food security, poverty reduction and environmental conservation.
RECODA is complying with the world’s initiatives on food security by ensuring accessibility but at the same time ensuring safety. In this regard, RECODA is promoting ecological agriculture, which refers to all techniques that restore ecosystem services, including water infiltration and its retention, increased biodiversity, carbon storage and soil erosion prevention.
Farmers in Kinyenze village at Mlali ward in Mvomero District and Towelo Street at Mlimani ward, Morogoro Municipality graduated on 4th and 5th April 2022 respectively after successful completion of their Farmer Market School (FMS) training sponsored by DANIDA and Blue Marsh Society through ADRA Denmark. The farmers have been trained under Kilimo na Masoko-Farming for the Market project, which is being implemented by ADRA Tanzania, RECODA and SUA. There has been a positive response from the farmers and they have benefited greatly. Their slogan is “Kilimo na Masoko; tunaanzia sokoni tunazalisha shambani kwa mapato zaidi” which means that , “we start from the market, we produce in the field, for higher income.”
A new five year program (Kilimo Endelevu Arusha) was launched in Arusha on22/03/22. It will focus on Agro-Ecology(environment, food systems and livelihood improvement).The program will be implemented starting from January 2022 to Dec 2026 in 16 villages of Arusha and Meru Districts, Arusha region. The program will be implemented in a partnership between RECODA, Islands of Peace (IDP), MVIWAARUSHA, CARI and Meru District Council and Arusha town council.
The Board members and heads of departments in a group photo. From Right is the Secretary of the board who is also the Executive Director(ED) of the organization Dr. Dominick Ringo, Board Chairman Mr. Gerald Mgaya and Project Leader Ms Josephine Ng’ang’a
Members discussed 3 main agenda which are: approving the organization’s budget for 2022; approval of some of the policies developed for organizational operations and organizational plans on how to reduce dependence on donors. The organization has put in place various strategies including developing a Kikwe center that will provide a wide range of agricultural, livestock and environmental resources for income generation for various purposes including projects implemented in various areas, financial statements as well as staff information.
One of the beneficiaries of the Improve Nutrition Project in his field where he planted maize fodder using Nine seeded holes technology. RECODA through its facilitators provided agricultural education using a nine-seed pit as part of the reserve for project beneficiaries with the aim of promoting community participation, environmental stewardship and soil health. 24 January 2021
RIPAT-Ruangwa Project: Implemented by RECODA organization; From top LHS- members of CHIEPO FARM group & TUNAWEZA group at Chimbila B village (Mnacho Ward) and MASHILINGWETE group at Mandarawe village (mbekenyera ward) of Ruangwa DC in Lindi region. Implementing the task of filling the dug banana pit holes with manure ready for the plantation of improved banana seedlings called WILLIAMS and GRAND-NAINE. (Picture captured in November,2021)