• CAPACITY BUILDING TO LEADERS OF SMALLHOLDER FARMERS GROUPS THROUGH TRAININGS

    Smallholder farmers in Tanzania constitutes about sixty eight percent of the workforce in farming, both in rural and urban areas. However, eighty three percent of all holdings are run by small family farmers who dominate the agricultural sector by contributing around seventy five percent of the total agricultural output. Livestock,...

  • CASHEW NUT DISTRESSES FOR FARMERS IN LIWALE AND MKURANGA DISTRICTS.

    Cashew nut production in Tanzania provides up to fifteen percent of foreign currency and ranks fourth in Africa.  Tanzania has been engaged in the production of the cash crop since before independence however, poor regulation and lack of reliable payments to farmers have posed significant challenges to the Cashew Nut...

  • TRAINING ON FORMATION AND MANAGEMENT OF MICROFINANCE SERVICES TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS (PROMOTERS) EFFECTED BY MVIWATA

    A training to 20 smallholder farmers from Morogoro, Dodoma and Manyara is organised and effected by MVIWATA for six days. The training focuses on creating awareness and capacity building to smallholder farmers’ promoters in formation and management of microfinance services by smallholder farmers in their respective areas. Trainings to promoters...

  • STAKEHOLDERS MEETING ORGANIZED TO DISCUSS AND RESOLVE CHALLENGES FACING NYANDIRA MARKET.

    Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) organized a consultative meeting at Nyandira, Mvomero District, between members of MVIWATA to discuss and thereby resolve market operation & management challenges facing the Market that has hindered smooth, safe and sustainable benefits to smallholder producers in the respective areas. Nyandira market is...

  • LAND LAWS AND POLICY AND GENDER EQUALITY TRAINING TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

    Land has remained a major means of production in all walks of life. Been the major means of production, land has attracted interests to people from all scopes of sectors thereby leading to disputes in areas where proper understanding of land laws and policy is minimal or absent at all....

  • COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE PEASANT’S STRUGGLE. 17th April 2020

    Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) joins hands with the world wide movement of small-holder producers (La Via Campesina) in commemorating the International Day of the Peasant’s Struggle. The International Day of the Peasant’s Struggle celebrated on the 17th day of April each year reckons the memory of the...

  • IWD#8th March 2020; Women in Solidarity, Advancing Our Struggles

    Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) is commemorating the International Women’s Day 08th March 2020. MVIWATA joins hand in solidarity with millions of peasants, pastoralists, fisher folks, rural workers, indigenous people and the working class from all sectors and walks of life to denounce patriarchal system and all forms...

  • MVIWATA at Farmers Forum 2020 Organized by IFAD

    MVIWATA with other Farmers Organizations (FO) at national, regional and continental level participated in the 7th Farmers’ Forum in conjunction with the 43 session of IFAD’s Governing Council at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Headquarters, Rome Italy. The forum brought together more than 80 Farmers’ Organization leaders and...

  • Smallholder Farmers’ Consultative Meeting on Agriculture Budget Processes with the Ministry of Agriculture.

    Members of MVIWATA from across regions in Tanzania mainland gathered in Morogoro at MVIWATA headquarters in February 2020 in a one-day meeting with delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture, Policy and Planning Department. The purpose of the consultative meeting was to familiarize with smallholder farmers on the budget planning processes...

  • MVIWATA ON-GOING GRASSROOTS MEETINGS

    As part of MVIWATA’s 5th strategic goal of strengthening institutional capacity, smallholder farmers organized in groups are conducting grassroots meeting regularly. Pictured are leaders from 12 farmers’ groups members of MVIWATA in Ilonga Village, Kilosa District, Morogoro who gathered to discuss issues surrounding their groups and network. The meeting was...

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