Farmer perceptions on labor-saving technologies in groundnut production systems in Tanzania

Ndossi, J and Mwalongo, S and Akpo, E and Alex, G and Nzunda, J and Okori, P and Ojiewo, C Farmer perceptions on labor-saving technologies in groundnut production systems in Tanzania. Working Paper. ICRISAT, Patancheru 502324, Telangana, India.

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Research Program : East & Southern Africa

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The authors appreciate the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for financial support of the study through the Accelerated varietal improvement and seed delivery of legumes and cereals in Africa (AVISA) project which is funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). We also thank the management of Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) - Naliendele Center for administrative support towards the achievement of the study.


Groundnut is among the most valuable crops in Tanzania. It is a good source of oil, food, and income to many households however, it is considered a labor-intensive crop. Farmers perform tedious and laborious activities during ploughing, planting, weeding, harvesting, and shelling just to mention a few. Therefore, in ensuring that groundnut production achieves its potential within and outside the country, the introduction and use of labor- saving technologies cannot be overemphasized. This study intended to assess the farmers perception on groundnut labor-saving technologies in Tanzania. Specifically, the study aimed at (i) analyzing the labor-saving technologies used by groundnut farmers; (ii) Investigating farmers perception on the LSTs. Also, (iii) Comparing the farmers’ resource (such as time and finances) use associated with the traditional tools versus the labor-saving technologies (LST) and (iv) Discussing policy environment for labor saving technology in Tanzania.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Farmer perceptions, Labor-saving, groundnut production, Tanzania
Subjects: Others > Tanzania
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh MNR
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2022 06:12
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2022 13:03
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