Ensuring Land Security to Smallholder Farmers in Ruvuma Region

The Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Developments, Hon. Angelina Mabula (MP) has given Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCROS) to 100 smallholder farmers in Litowa village, Songea Rural District in Ruvuma Region during the event organized and coordinated by MVIWATA.

The event was attended by hundreds of smallholder farmers including the Songea District Commissioner Hon, Pololet Mgema with other government officers in Ruvuma region. Speaking during the event, after submitting a CRO book and a safe box, Hon. Angelina Mabula praised MVIWATA for an outstanding work of ensuring smallholder farmers have access to secured land for continued sustainable production.

Ms. Laika Haji a MVIWATA Coordinator in Ruvuma region said during the event that 100 CCROS will be given to smallholder farmers of which 54 were females and 46 males.  MVIWATA in collaboration with government authorities in Ruvuma region has so far given 1769 certificates of customary rights of occupancy to smallholder farmers and the activity is on-going.

She further added that MVIWATA’s strategic goal number one aims to ensure smallholder farmers have access to secured land, therefore providing certificates of customary rights of occupancy is one among the activities planned to ensure the goal is accomplished.

Speaking during the event, Hon, Pololet Mgema, The District Commissioner for Songea Rural District said CCROS are very important to smallholder farmers by which their land as a major means of production is well secured, he further added a necessity for having Village Land Use Plan across villages as it will reduce conflicts between villages and between pastoralists and farmers.

The event was well decorated with traditional songs of Ngoni tribe of Ruvuma region performed by smallholder farmers who attended the event.

The Deputy Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Developments, Hon. Angelina Mabula (MP) has given Certificates of Customary Right of Occupancy (CCROS) to 100 smallholder farmers in Litowa village, Songea Rural District in Ruvuma Region during the event organized and coordinated by MVIWATA.

The event was attended by hundreds of smallholder farmers including the Songea District Commissioner Hon, Pololet Mgema with other government officers in Ruvuma region. Speaking during the event, after submitting a CRO book and a safe box, Hon. Angelina Mabula praised MVIWATA for an outstanding work of ensuring smallholder farmers have access to secured land for continued sustainable production.

Ms. Laika Haji a MVIWATA Coordinator in Ruvuma region said during the event that 100 CCROS will be given to smallholder farmers of which 54 were females and 46 males.  MVIWATA in collaboration with government authorities in Ruvuma region has so far given 1769 certificates of customary rights of occupancy to smallholder farmers and the activity is on-going.

She further added that MVIWATA’s strategic goal number one aims to ensure smallholder farmers have access to secured land, therefore providing certificates of customary rights of occupancy is one among the activities planned to ensure the goal is accomplished.

Speaking during the event, Hon, Pololet Mgema, The District Commissioner for Songea Rural District said CCROS are very important to smallholder farmers by which their land as a major means of production is well secured, he further added a necessity for having Village Land Use Plan across villages as it will reduce conflicts between villages and between pastoralists and farmers.

The event was well decorated with traditional songs of Ngoni tribe of Ruvuma region performed by smallholder farmers who attended the event.

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