My name is Oscar john 25 years old, I am aTanzanian citizen who is deeply devoted in raising awareness about different social issues within our society. Due to this devotion of mine I decided to create a project which focus on youth in Agribusiness and economically issues plus other issues about youths.
Dear friends Tanzanian youth being the majority in the country's labour force, they are still challenges In issues around pursing their destiny through decent employment access to quality education and their participation in decision making process.
This project aim to create sustainable employment for the rural youths through active engagement in Agribusiness for wealth creation and POVERTY REDUCTION more specifically it will build entrepreneurship capacity for youth over 120 plus in Mwanza region .This due to Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania economy which present a huge opportunities for employment creation to absorb the youth and improve their livehood
This initiative will link to national Agricultural and youths development framework to the Tanzanian youth Agribusiness strategy. It will also strive to create sustainable youth led Enterprise through collaboration with innovative financial services providers, creating market linkages integrating innovative digital technologies and enhancing business management capacity
In Africa, agriculture is still in most cases the sector which can absorb large numbers of new job seekers and offer meaningful work with public and private benefits. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the transition into agriculture begins early. The vast majority of teenagers who work are working in agriculture. At age 15, of the 60% of those who are working, almost 90% are working in agriculture. The share working outside agriculture increases steadily with age, largely because young people who leave school at higher grades enter other sectors. In rural areas, where limited educational opportunities prevent youths from staying in school for very long, agriculture employs more than 90% of 15- and 16-year-olds, and about 80% of young people ages 24 and older remain in agriculture (although some who report agriculture as their primary activity also have a non-farm activity as well). Women who work are more likely to work in agriculture than men—and unlike men, their probability of working in agriculture does not decrease much with age. One reason why so many women remain in agriculture is that they leave school sooner, so employment opportunities are set much earlier for females than for males.
The creation of employment opportunities for young people is among the major development challenges of our time. Changing the vision of youth towards agriculture must happen. In this context, youth-related policies and programmes should seek to identify specific, priority interventions that add value. Policy makers should see the value of investing in empowering youth to strengthen and sustain the foundation for agricultural transformation. Creating more and better jobs, in particular for the growing young rural labour force, should be an explicit objective of agriculture and rural development programmes and youth-focused policies and investments in agriculture and rural development should be a priority. Boosting incentives to improve the quality of education will also be key to produce a skilled workforce. We need to increase the understanding of the specific needs of young people, improving the capacity of youth to profitably engage in activities along the agricultural value chain and improve access to markets and finance. As youth are often marginalised in these processes, platforms and mechanisms for their engagement need to be put into place to enable them to fully participate in the policy dialogue, make their voice heard and give recognition to their status.
Beside the usual capacity building on entrepreneurship, youth groups will be taken through various capacity development initiatives including training in critical subjects such as leadership and ICTs/social media use for agribusiness. These youth will also be provided with support for establishing linkages to market in order to commercialise their production and generate revenues. They will benefit from mentoring and incubation services offered by professional agricultural organisations and incubators.
Depending on their innovativeness, the scope of operations and potential, selected youth groups will benefit from different levels of grants to scale up.
The experiences of youth groups will be captured and supported by a targeted knowledge management strategy.
In order to improve youth involvement in Agriculture production and processing in Tanzania and African generally ,attention should be given to the factors leading to youth migration to urban Ares. In addition the economic constraints facing youth in Agriculture ( lack of credit,weak profitable, capacity constraint etc) should be examined.
Youth should trained on morden way of Agriculture and Agribusiness immediately after high school after the training those who choose to starts an enterprise should be funded and encouraged while those to work should be placed in farms of those who choose to createenterprises,that way their knowledge is used to build their business and become sustainable and money realized from their business the will use to further education in any course of study they choose
In addition youth who are currently into agriculture should be encouraged and honoured so that others will take interest in agriculture. We can only reduce youth unemployment in Africa countries through sustainable Agriculture.
The initiative aims to achieve the following outcomes:
- The enterprise skills of 2,250 youth in selected agriculture value chains are developed and enhanced;
- Involvement of rural young women in agripreneurship is strengthened;
- Young agripreneurs involved are offering innovative, value-added and remunerative services in targeted commodities;
- Between 100 and 150 youth groups, aggregating at least 1,000 small agribusinesses have increased access to profitable markets and have generate increase.
NB : To those who wish to donates via Phone Transaction please can send your support to these phone numbers.
Project Coordinate :+255742127503
Account Name Justus Owenda.
Account Name :Rejina Kazungu
Mr Oscar John
Project coordinate of Rafiki Agro Enterprises Group.
FROM: RAFIKI AGRROENTERPRISE GROUP .
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background and problems analysis
Specific project objectives
Project support duration
Beneficiaries participation and contribution
Fulfillment of the project need of beneficiaries
We are very much interested in Agricultural farming in general; this is because we
understand that over 85% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for their
income and livelihood. Moreover Agriculture is considered as the second leading
income generating mechanism for the country.
To demonstrate how to improve Mwamanyiri sustainability and food security during a
period of rapid environmental change.
Three (3) years to come, 30% of Mwamanyiri household will grow a substantial
portion of their vegetables and fruits in local greenhouse structures operating
throughout the year.
Rafiki Agro Enterprises is a green farm project expected to start at the end of May
2020 and will focus in greenhouse farming. The project will run by Agnes, David,
Innocent and Ester and the rest of the community. We will use the knowledge
and skills we acquired while studying Agriculture in schools. We want to utilize this
knowledge and skills in enriching our community and the communities around us.
The time zone in Mwamanyili village is East Africa/ Mwanza sunrise at 06.28 and
sunset at 18:30 with coordinate latitude 10
55’ 1.20”S longitudes 310
18’ 0.00”E. The
region has two seasons in a year which are rain season from October to April and dry
season which begins on May to September. Our operating area is near to Lake Victoria
which is 200 meters to 400 meters.
- To respect traditional ways.
- To promote balance between privilege and responsibility.
- To empower people to move from threw- a way towards a sustainable culture.
- To learn by doing and to lead by example.
- To use finite resources consciously and with respects.
- To respect and value for local knowledge and innovations.
- Value for environment and ecosystem.
- Professional, effective and informed by relevant science.
- Creative, flexible and innovative.
- Sensitive to gender.
- Quality, equality and ethics.
- To attain and improve sustainable quality of life in environmental, economic and
- To inspire youth on investing in agricultural activities especially on using
- To introduce new crops like red cabbage and yellow pepper.
- To export agricultural products like green beans.
- To raise awareness to people on merits of agriculture.
Actually the project is expected to be the way of solving poverty within community
through provision of employment opportunities among the people around the project.
This will enhance the government policy of middle economic country because
agriculture in Tanzania is termed as a backbone of economic change.
SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVES
To enable the community which surround our greenhouse:
- To improve skills for growing fresh and safe vegetables without use of any
- To provide complete set of production technology including quality seedlings
and potted plants.
- To explore the ever growing demand of food in Africa.
- To create job opportunity for local youth in the Mwamanyiri community.
- To introduce modern farming technique to the people of Mwamanyiri village
The direct project beneficiaries would be the communities around where the project is
taking place and the youth that are interested in learning modern methods of farming.
The project will also benefit the jobless since it will create job opportunities within the
PROJECT SUPPORT DURATION
The project is soliciting assistance for a period of four (4) to five (5) months. It will be
in position to finance its operations from the proceeds of the farm; the fund we are
soliciting will be used to improve the productivity in terms of quantity and quality.
Therefore we will continue expanding and introducing the same project in other parts
of the country.
The project will use modern methods of farming by the use of drip irrigation system.
Actually the project could be adapted by involving society participation where by
people in Mwamanyiri will be involved in production activities.
BENEFICIARIES PARTICIPATIONS AND CONTRIBUTION
The project beneficiaries include the family members and the community since it deals
with their economic wellbeing. During the implementation of the project beneficiaries
would contribute for the
- Land for the cultivation
- Unskilled and skilled labour
- Local materials
- Formulation and implementation of appropriate greenhouse project
- Development of technically skilled and capable manpower in adequate numbers
on the basis of training in relation to area of operation and volume of production.
- There will be full detailed information on fund received by the group; amount
received, source of fund and expenditure.
- The group should have a close linkage with government agricultural officers and
community around the project implementation.
- There should be collection of data during project operation.
- The group will strictly adhere to the implementation schedule and submit
progress report to sponsor.
The project will impart modern skills to communities around the area of operation. A
spread of greenhouse techniques will lead to high yield on small area. This could
encourage adoption of new farming skills.
FULFILLMENT OF THE PRIORITY NEED OF BENEFICIARIES
The major problem to be faced by the project and which the project will try to address
is the lack of the most appropriate agricultural inputs to start production by modern
methods. These inputs include farm equipment, seeds and other materials as clarified
on a budget below. Other priority areas to be addressed are.
- Lack of the capital to provide agricultural support services
- In future the project intends to buy a pick – up for transporting products to the
- Rural electrification in the area.
ITEM QUANTITY PRICE PER UNIT
1 Timber 28 Pols 8.69 243.32
2 Nails 24 Kgs 1.81 43.44
3 Wood 23 Pcs 2.58 59.34
4 Greenhouse net 1 690.59 690.59
5 Water filter 1 34.78 34.78
6 Seeds 7 Packets 21.73 152.11
7 Fertilizer 4 Bags 10.43 41.72
8 Plastic cover 1 260.86 260.86
9 Garden gloves 6 2.23 13.38
10 Gum boots 6 Pair 6.50 39.00
11 Kraft Seeds cultivator 2 Pcs 2.18 4.36
12 Wheelbarrow 1 43.47 43.47
13 Fuyit Jute Twine 1 Package 9.99 9.99
14 Seedling Trays 5 Trays 1.99 9.95
15 Bypass pruning
1 43.03 43.03
16 Water tank 1 173.91 173.91
17 Drip lines 1 Roller 130.86 130.86
18 Pump spray 1 43.47 43.47
19 Water pump 1 130.11 130.11
20 Artisan craftsman 3 43.47 130.41
21 Mainline and Lateral 1 75.30 75.30
22 Stand tank (Metal
1 23.00 23.00
23 Concrete 1 Trip 34.78 34.78
24 Mask (Noise
6 Pcs 2.16 12.96
25 Cement 2 Bags 8.75 17.50
26 Chemicals 5 liters 12.19 60.95
27 Polyhemp rope poly 1 13.04 13.04
28 Overalls 6 Pair 10.83 64.98
29 Safety caps 6 Pcs 6.50 39.00
30 Maintenance 280.86
31 Solar (complete set) 1 - -
TOTAL COST 3000.47