Improve the livelihoods of 5,000 smallholder coffee farming households in the Mbozi district through a multi-faceted set of interventions that include milk production, improved Water & Sanitation techs and Energy provisions
Project Time Frame
Implementation: October 2014 to October 2019
This Project was located at ten villages( Isansa, Iwalanje, Haterere, Shiwinga, Igamba, Itepula, sambewe, Rungwa, Mpito and Nasama.) in Mbozi district, Mbeya region.
5,000 smallholder coffee farming households.
The Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement (MFLI) project will directly target 5,000 smallholder coffee farming households in the Mbozi district of Tanzania to improve their livelihoods through a multi-faceted set of interventions that include income diversification through milk production, improved water and sanitation techniques, and alternative energy provision. Out of the total, 2,000 households will be directly targeted for inclusion in the dairy value chain either through direct provision of livestock (400 total) and/or training (1,600). Project objectives:
Increase income of smallholder coffee farmers by at least 50 percent through the production and sale of milk. This objective was implemented by Heifer.
- Increase access to water and improve sanitation and hygiene facilities by 25 percent. This objective was implemented by SHIPO.
- Increase utilization of alternative sources of renewable energy by 35 percent. This objective will be implemented by other partners.
Organizations / Businesses / Government Agencies Involved to Implement the Project
- SHIPO Tanzania
- Heifer Project International
- Mbozi district council
The Project was successfully completed.