Feed assessments in Tanzania


Further planning of feed assessments by applying FEAST


04-08 February - Organizing field work; contact farmers
11-22 February - Field assessments - one week/district - assuming 2 days per village

Region/ District
Village
Marketing channel
FEAST exercises no./village
Rapid VCA
Baseline HH survey
Dates
Activities
Comments
Morogoro








Mvomero
Wami Sokoine
rural-urban
2
no
yes
13-14.02.
  • Courtesy call to the District office
  • PRA & interviews
  • collecting names of the key stakeholders
mixed farmers, pastoralists, demarcated plots
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Mvomero
Manyinga
rural-urban
2
yes
yes
15-16.02.
  • PRA & interviews
  • Collecting names of the key stakeholders
Sub-town of Turiani
  • Mostly intensive/semi intensive
  • HPI in place
  • Farmers are knowledgeable on livestock issues
Kilosa
Mbwade
rural-rural
2
yes
(yes)
18-19.02.
  • Courtesy call to the district offices
  • PRA & interviews
  • collecting names of the key stakeholders
Mainly pastoralists;
  • They are all grouping only in one region, but bomas will be grouped into two.
  • less engagement of women in the PRAs
Kilosa
Twatwatwa
rural-rural
2
yes
no
20-21.02.
  • PRA & interviews
  • Collecting names of the key stakeholders
Mainly pastoralists; neighbouring village to Mbwade
  • Twatwatwa hamlet is not accessible during rainy season but the other part of the village is accessible (Parakuyo Hamlet)
  • Gender issues were raised
Tanga








Lushoto
Mbuzii
rural-urban
2
no
yes
11-15.02.

highland area, individual plots, mixed system,
Lushoto
Ubiri
rural-urban
2
no
yes
11-15.02.

like Mbuzii
Handeni
Sindeni
rural-rural
2
yes
yes
18-22.02.

lowland area, farmers, pastoralists, designated area for communal grazing, some individual plots
Handeni
Kibaya
rural-ural
2
no
yes
18-22.02.

like Sindeni

Data have been entered during the end of February. FEAST Village reports have been written and these are being combined into FEAST District reports that will help to provide feedback to the participants as well as to the planned village innovation platforms.
Planning and preparations are ongoing with all partners.