MVIWATA in collaboration with Tanzania grass roots oriented development (TAGRODE) and, HAKI ARDHI under the umbrella of Tanzania Land Alliance (TALA) through Land Tenure Support Program funded by DFID-UK, SIDA, and DANIDA together implemented a number of activities in Namhanga and Magereza villages in Ulanga, Alabama and Minazini villages in Malinyi and Mngeta village in Kilombero District in Morogoro regions.
These activities included provision of legal aid and land rights to stallholder producers, public dialogue with citizens and MVIWATA membership sensitization to smallholder producers in the three (3) Districts.
Alongside activities implemented above, MVIWATA in implementing its strategic goal number one (1) of enhanced land security to smallholder farmers, and under the collaboration of HAKI ARDHI and TAGRODE it organized radio session programs in Kilombero and Ulanga aiming on providing education about the land issues based on land law and the concept of group formation and MVIWATA local networks.
Radio session programs enabled the community to understand land policies and laws. Land as a principal factor of production is essential and has already been pointed out that whatever used can be traced ultimately to land. The economic prosperity of the country is linked to land.
Land is life, and smallholder farmers use land for production by which recently and throughout the history, smallholder farmers have been in a constant struggle on land which is evidenced by the massive appropriation of land and disposition of farmers from their areas and a number of land disputes.
The programs were conducted live in two Radio stations Pambazuko Fm in Kilombero and Ulanga Fm inUlanga. The radio programs included discussions, questions (from the listeners) and answers from discussants.
The topics discussed were, Land governance system, Land conflict solving system in Tanzania, Land use planning, The concept of MVIWATA group formation and local networks