• Tackling Family Farmers’ Challenges through Organized MVIWATA Grassroots Networks in Njombe District.

    Many times enormous amounts of resources are invested to generate solutions to crises facing smallholder farmers that are never adopted. A timely intervention against challenges early identified by rural family farmers themselves, allows farmers to observe the effectiveness of their approach. MVIWATA through its established grassroots networks has adopted this...

  • MVIWATA’s Experience and Practice of Farmer Field Schools

    Collective learning and solution finding being at the core of its mechanism in Farmer Field Schools (FFS), MVIWATA has for a while been organizing the FFS through different approaches to facilitate learning among smallholder farmers. Farmer Field Schools are organized in different places to allow farmers to learn together on...

  • Leadership Training for Grassroots Network Leaders in Singida Region.

    MVIWATA facilitated a leadership training to leaders of grassroots networks in Ikungi, Manyoni, Itigi, Mkalama, Iramba and Singida DC in Singida Region. The training aimed to capacitate leaders of grassroots groups and networks with mobilization skills, networking and essence of collective actions for the poor working class in fully defending...

  • A Consultative Meeting with Wanging’ombe District Council Officers

    In facilitating access to farmers’ produce markets, MVIWATA delegation held a consultative meeting with Wanging’ombe District Council officers to discuss marketing challenges for farmers, especially the challenges of the Igagala market constructed by MVIWATA. The delegation from MVIWATA comprised of members and staff brought forward issues impeding full functional of...

  • World Environment Day 2021

    In commemoration of World Environment Day on 5th June 2021, MVIWATA through the established MVIWATA Club of students at Kigurunyembe Secondary School in Morogoro municipality held a reflection forum to discuss the progress of the activities of the club that includes agro ecological farming practices and environmental conservation. When visiting...

  • MVIWATA at the Parliamentary Session during Presentation of Agriculture Budget for 2021/2022.

    MVIWATA have participated in the Parliamentary Session of the United Republic of Tanzania where the Ministry of Agriculture through the Minister, Professor, Adolf Mkenda presented the Revenue and Expenditure Plan for the year 2021/2022. In line with the speech, the Ministry also presented the implementation of the 2020/2021 budget. The...

  • Capacitating Smallholder Farmers for Effective Engagement in Social Accountability Monitoring Processes

    Smallholder farmers in Tanzania face various challenges that impede their growth and ability to effectively contribute to food sovereignty and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) relative to those engaged in other sectors. Some of the constraints they face relate to lack of proper engagement in the formulation and implementation of economic...

  • Convening Farmers’ Forums for Identifying, Discussing and Strategizing on Smallholder Farmers Issues

    Lack of a strong organization of smallholder farmers in the country due to collapse of cooperatives in the 1980’s, Exclusion of smallholder farmers from decision making of matters that touch the welfare of smallholder farmers and Under-representation or complete lack of representation of smallholder farmers in decision making bodies were...

  • Income Generation and Strengthening Food Sovereignty Systems through Peasant Agro-Ecology Practices

    In strengthening food sovereignty initiatives and poverty alleviation while achieving MVIWATA’s Mission, Vision and strategic goals, the organization has for years since its establishment initiated programs on sustainable production, capacity building forums, and opportunities for skills and knowledge sharing among family farmers through exchange visits. To achieve these goals, in...

  • Urban Agriculture, A Pillar in Achieving Food Sovereignty and Nutritious Food.

    Members of MVIWATA in Musoma Municipal have initiated Urban Agriculture trainings facilitated by Extension officers in collaboration with MVIWATA’s Groups and Networks in Musoma Municipality. The training is part of MVIWATA’s efforts to strengthen farmers’ groups and networks in urban areas so that they can fully engage in sustainable production...

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