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dc.contributor.authorJeremiah, S.C.
dc.contributor.authorKulembeka, H.P.
dc.contributor.authorKanju, E.
dc.contributor.authorChirimi, B.
dc.contributor.authorAmour, R.
dc.identifier.citationJeremiah, S.C., Kulembeka, H.P., Kanju, E., Chirimi, B. & Amour, R. (2007). The role of community based organisations' NGOs and farmers in technology transfer. In: 13th Triennial Symposium of the ISTRC in Tanzania: tropical root and tuber crops : opportunities for poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods in developing countries, (pp. 686-688), 10-14 November, Arusha, Tanzania.
dc.description.abstractCassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas) are key food crops in Tanzania in general and in the lake zone in particular. Cassava and sweetpotato are household food security crops in addition to being a source of household income. Availability of the new improved varieties to farmers has been a problem in Tanzania. A project was initiated to transfer improved varieties of both cassava and sweetpotato in the lake zone to farmers. In collaboration with community-based organisations (CBOs), non-government organisations (NGOs) and farmer groups, the project distributed different varieties of cassava and sweet potato in Shinyangu and Mwanza regions through CIP/ASARECA. The CBOs, NGOs and farmer groups were very instrumental in facilitating the delivery of improved varieties to farmers. Through this informal seed delivery system using CBOs, NGOs, and farmers groups, farmers have been able to access, use and adopt improved varieties suitable for their areas. The project has also established a system that can be used for future technology transfer activities. through this system more than 988,000 and 1,752,711 cuttings of improved cassava and sweet potato varieties respectively were distributed in three regions of the lake zone. The distribution activity went hand in hand with training of farmers in rapid multiplication techniques of planting materials.
dc.publisherInternational Society For Tropical Root Crops
dc.subjectSweet Potatoes
dc.subjectFood Security
dc.subjectValue Chain
dc.titleThe role of community based organisations' NGOs and farmers in technology transfer
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.affiliationAgricultural Research and Development Institute, Tanzania
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.coverage.regionEast Africa
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.iitasubjectFood Security
cg.howpublishedFormally Published
cg.publicationplaceArusha, Tanzania
cg.accessibilitystatusLimited Access

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