Impact Stories and Testimonies from Diverse Actors in Groundnut Value Chain in Tanzania

Akpo, E and Ojiewo, C O and Omoigui, L O and Rubyogo, J C and Varshney, R K (2020) Impact Stories and Testimonies from Diverse Actors in Groundnut Value Chain in Tanzania. In: Sowing Legume Seeds, Reaping Cash. Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore, pp. 3-32. ISBN 978-981-15-0844-8

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Adamu, a groundnut farmer from Maugura village, Masasi, shared his success story for being involved in TL projects (Figs. 2.1 and 2.2). “I was taught how to grow the seeds, carry out diagnosis, how to store them, among other things. This year, there are some seeds that I have begun putting on the ground so that I can continue conducting research about them. Naliendele Institute gave me about 20 lines and I am working on all of them. In fact, they have not yet been named. I’ve just planted them in plots; from plot number one to plot number twenty.” Nyirenda is reaping big from his seed production business. “Last year, I got 90 bags of groundnut from 4 acres, and I sold 47 bags through Naliendele. I sold to other farmers the remaining 43 bags” he said. One bag equals to 42 kg. Nyirenda does not regret his decision to venture into groundnut seed production. “First, I have six children; two are in secondary school and two are in primary school. I pay their fees from the money I earn in the groundnut business. I have built a good house and bought more land to expand the planting area from the proceeds of the groundnut business as well. Generally, I would say, for me this a self-sufficient business.” Nyirenda, however, appeals to the government to purchase planters on behalf of the farmers as this will reduce the cost of production and increase profits. He also thinks that if a factory is set up for groundnut value addition, farmers like him will not struggle any longer with lack of market.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Genetic Gains
Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grain legume productivity, Smallholder farmers, Impact stories, Multi-stakeholders, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tropical Legumes projects
Subjects: Others > Smallholder Farmers
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Legume Crops
Others > Sub-Saharan Africa
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 08:29
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 09:24
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