March 10, 2018
Strengthening SHF Business value chain in Rufiji and Kibiti Districts
From Oct – Dec, 2017 , AMSHA team focused on the following activities ;
- Conducting Training on GAP and GPHH
AMSHA conducted Training of Trainers (ToT) on Good Agriculture Practices and Good Post Harvest Handling to a total of 23 lead farmers, where 11( 7 women and 4 men) lead farmers from Tomomi Value chain and 12( 7 Women and 5 Men) lead farmers from Mamboleo value chain .The lead farmer were well trained on all aspects of Good practices agriculture and post harvest handling with special focus on proper ways of applying pesticides and other agro-chemical and proper handling of those chemicals for the protection of their health and environment safety for sustainable agricultural activities.
- Facilitating Dissemination of contract farming knowledge
AMSHA team worked close with the trained trainers (the lead farmers) on contract farming to ensure they disseminate the contract farming knowledge to their fellow farmers in each value chain, a total of 220 SEs were trained through the trained lead farmers and the number of SEs in total has been increased from 319 last quarter to339 on this quarter.
- Significant achievements
- TOT on GAP and GPHH conducted to 23 lead farmers.
- Increased Participation of women on project activities , where by 61 % of women participated on TOT on GAP and GPHH
- Good Environmental protection methods were introduced to SEs.
- More SEs now understand the concept of contract farming , and some negotiations between SEs and Lead firms is going on.