Kilimo na Masoko” – “Farming for the Market” – a Pilot Project in Morogoro, Tanzania

This is a pilot project aimed at verifying the complementarity and synergy of the Rural Initiatives for Participatory Agricultural Transformation (RIPAT) approach, which is already being successfully implemented in Tanzania, and the Farmer Market School (FMS) approach, which has shown positive results in other countries. An encouraging result is expected as RIPAT and FMS are built on the same methodology and this will be a holistic approach to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Tanzania. The proposed project will be undertaken in Morogoro where there is an on-going RIPAT project.

While the RIPAT approach has proven to work well in bridging the agricultural technology gap for increased productivity, there are limitations in aspects related to agricultural marketing. Situation analysis conducted in the project areas revealed challenges related to crop and livestock marketing as well as production. The idea entailed in the proposed project is thus, as mentioned, to combine the RIPAT approach and the FMS approach in building the farmers’ capacity to produce and market their crops. FMS focuses on enabling smallholder farmers to explore and analyse the market to better understand the dynamics that determine the market and the value chains.




Briefs on RECODA and its collaboration with SUA

Research, Community and Organizational Development Associates (RECODA) is a Non-Governmental Organization established in 2000 and registered in 2001. The organization focuses on bridging technology gaps in development through research and development, consultancy, capacity building, and facilitating community-based projects geared towards poverty alleviation, food security, and environmental conservation. The organization envisions a prosperous, strong, sustainable, and enlightened community free of poverty and ignorance. RECODA has Headquarters in Arusha and site offices in Karatu, Singida, Ilongero, Dodoma, and Morogoro. Read more…

The Guest of Honour, Prof. Maulid Mwatawala (standing), gives a word of thanks to RECODA for their cooperation with SUA through the RIPAT-SUA project for enhancing the agricultural value chain. On this occasion, 352 farmers were awarded certificates for graduating from this project. 2nd from left  Prof Kabote Principal of CSSH, 3rd Dr. Ringo Director of RECODA

Student SUA 54 from Bsc. Human Nutrition And Bsc. Family and consumer science course conducting RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM / Project Monitoring and Evaluation Course, which is taught underof the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, visited Mkuyuni Village in Mzumbe Morogoro. had a good time visiting the model farm group of Peace Farmers, students learned to learn how to evaluate different approaches and projects done by RIPAT SUA and RECODA

Another group of students asking questions to the vice-director from RECODA, first from left Mr T. Tarimo

Kilimo Endelevu programme is a sustainable agricultural project which is implemented in Karatu district by several partners. Kilimo Endelevu Programme aims to contribute to strengthen economic, environmental and social performances of the actors of sustainable family farming for the communities of Karatu District located in Arusha Region, Tanzania.

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