STRENGTHENING FARMERS’ ORGANIZATIONS IN TANZANIA
A CASE STUDY OF FARMERS’ GROUP ORGANIZATIONS IN SELECTED DISTRICTS
Raphael M. Wambura
The main consideration for undertaking the study titled “Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations in Tanzania: A Case Study of Farmers’ Group Organizations in Selected Districts” was to identify and promote appropriate strategies for organizing and empowering farmers’ groups in order to determine their own destiny in the process of bettering their livelihoods and alleviation of poverty in Tanzania.
The specific objectives of the study were to: (i) take an inventory of formal and informal forms of farmers’ group organizations in terms of membership, organization management, history, activities and sustainability; (ii) identify factors of success or failure and best bet practices in formal and informal forms of farmers’ group organizations; and (iii) explore strategies for strengthening formal and informal forms of farmers’ group organizations.