TRANSFORMATION, JOB CREATION AND POVERTY ERADICATION. 19 th ANNUAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP. By Dr. Parseko Kone. Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel Dar es Salaam, Tanzania April 09-10, 2014. Introduction. Agriculture transformation in Singida Success Factors
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19th ANNUAL RESEARCH WORKSHOP
Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach Hotel
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
April 09-10, 2014
A; Crop Subsector
B; Livestock Subsector
Increase in production of Cash and Food Crops;
i. Increased area under irrigation from 2,696 Ha year 2009/2010 to 19,000 Ha year 2012/2013. Productivity increase;
ii. Increased use of improved farm implements as follows;
Success factors-3 and Cash cropsIncreased farm operations efficiency using Ox plough and Tractors
iii. Increased use of improved varieties of seeds through production of quality declared seeds and subsidised seeds from Central Government;
Success factors-5 and Cash cropsOnion Quality declared seed farm in Iramba District
The availability of improved seeds to farmers is increased by production of QDS at Ward level.
iv. Increased number of farmers trained on improved agronomical practices;
Success factors-7 and Cash cropsOne of Farmers Field School at Sanjaranda Manyoni District.
v. Increased investiment in value addition of crop produces.
Success factors-9 and Cash cropsSunflower processing machines
vi. Improved formalised Selling points to enhance easy access to markets and attract traders.
2009/2010 – 27 Market Sheds
2012/2013 – 93 Market sheds
vii. Increased budget allocation for implementation of DADPs
Success factors-11 and Cash crops
viii. Availability of financial resources through Agricultural Sector Development Programme to support small Scale producers including value addition activities.
ix. Improved environmental conservation;
Average annual production;
i. Training livestock keepers through Livestock Field Schools.
ii. Vaccination ; Both livestock and Poultry
iii. Increased market availability - Price of chicken increased from TShs 5000 per chicken, 2009 to TShs 12,000 per chicken 2014.
iv. Support Poultry keepers with incubators Eg. Ikungi DC - supported 4 groups with incubator with capacity of hatching 3000 eggs at a time
v. Availability of Community Vaccinators – Ikungi DC trained 632 Poultry Vaccinators.
Provision of technical expertise for an enterprise transformation.
With capital accumulation an employee can transform enterprise and bring inclusive growth;
A case study of Mwenge Oil Mill
Started an enterprise with 2 machines – capacity 2.8 tones/day. Number of people employed 3
5 machines -10 -14 tones/day, 2 godowns – capacity 1,370 tones, Number of employee full time employee 25.
Availability of viable technology
Presence of market for the product
Access to financial services
Availability of services – Business and technical training, Financial intermideation and consultancy
Presence of Important infrastructures (Power, water, roads)
There are evidence that informal enterprises are agent for capital accumulation.
According to registration procedures of enterprises in Tanzania context, Informal enterprise are transformed into formal by registering their business with BRELLA