MOBILE FARMERS TRAINING UNIT(MFTU)

Published on June 25, 2016 um 02:42

Explain your idea in details:

Subsistence farmers often experience low yield of maize crop compared to the standard expected yield of maize crop per acre of land. The inadequate training on crop establishment and management practices leads to under-utilization of agricultural innovations, falling of land productivity, poor crop performance and consequently low standard of living of subsistence farmers. The idea of establish Mobile Farmers Training Unit (MFTU) in Morogoro region of Tanzania is an innovative agricultural extension training approach that intends to use well experienced and competent graduates from higher learning institutions to help in motivating and training subsistence farmers on good agricultural practices (GAP) so that they can utilize the available arable land for productivity performance in Agricultural sector. The main objectives for this project is to promote maize crop production through the use of improved varieties, environmental conservation awareness and effective forum to disseminating primary and secondary research and experience in advancing area of precision farming to 180 small holder farmers in rural areas. The Mobile Farmers Training Unit will provide direct agricultural training to organized group of small holder farmers on marketing information, agricultural inputs and agro input suppliers, agronomic management practices and market value addition within their remote areas. The increase in agricultural productivity is a sign of increased sector performance and ultimately changing life standard of small holder farmers in rural areas. The potential for the Mobile Farmers Training Unit is to make difference in todays dynamic world through massive radical transformation of the minds of people towards agricultural development. Empowering small holder farmers through agricultural development program will result into 3 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals namely Zero hunger, No poverty and Good health and well-being. Therefore, Mobile Farmers Training Unit will be the best and excellent engine towards rural prosperity and agricultural transformation for sustainable development.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

1. The technical skills obtained will enable small holder farmers to increase productivity performance in agricultural sector leading to food availability at family households level while surplus used for marketing purposes. Approximately 200 Small holder farmers will be able to harvest 3.7 tons per Ha compared with the recent harvest of 1.5 tons per Ha. 2. Employment opportunities ranging from college graduates to unskilled jobless within rural areas and regions adjacent to the project area. Approximately 5 employment opportunities will be created with the establishment of Mobile Farmers Training Unit in Morogoro region. 3. Rise of Income: a total of 2 hectares of land will be cultivated Maize crop as demonstration plot and the expected yield for maize crop per 2 Ha is 7.4 tons worth about $1,057.16 with an approximately production cost of $671.88. Therefore, the total profit generated by the Mobile Farmers Training Unit (MFTU)is $385.28 per growing season 4. The performance indicators for Mobile Farmers Training Unit (MFTU) objectives will be as follows TO PROMOTE MAIZE CROP PRODUCTION THROUGH THE USE OF IMPROVED VARIETIES Modernization of maize crop farming Technical skills obtained Increased per capita income and ultimately increase living standard of small holder farmers DISSEMINATION OF MAIZE CROP RESEARCH INFORMATION Adoption of mechanical power in farming Attendance of small holder farmers to field days and extension services ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION Good agronomic practices Absence of plastic waste of crop protection chemicals

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Mobile Farmers Training Unit (MFTU) project will be planned according to the following programs
1. Project orientation for local community through sharing information and consultation in order to make awareness of the project objectives and goals to local community members.
2. Develop and disseminate strategic training plan for MTFU outreach to small holder farmers in rural areas.
3. Participatory training approach that will include the following programs
Environmental conservation awareness is crucial for successful project implementation for immediate benefits of the project activities to small holder farmers.
Training program: The coverage of the training program will be on market information, agricultural inputs and agro input suppliers, agronomic management practices, harvesting conditions and market value addition
4. Program evaluation: At the end of the training program summative evaluation will be done through the use of questionnaires in order to determine the impact of the project towards productivity performance of maize crop.
Establishment of Mobile Farmers Training Unit (MFTU) will provide an insight knowledge and skills to small holder farmers on sustainable implementation of project activities. From the outset of the project significant efforts to include community, partners and local government in design and startup of the program focusing on fostering team approach and commitment to sustainable outcomes. On the other hand, guidelines will be developed and provided in order to help extension staffs and small holder farmers to remain consistent with the training program till the end. The internal funding support will be from personal savings and in the long run MFTU will continue to seek support from government agencies and donor support from international organizations and volunteers. Finally, sustainability of the project outcomes will also be promoted through the use of government extension staffs assigned to provide technical support to small holder farmers in their respective area.

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Emmanuel Juvenal Bahati was born in 22nd April 1991, a Tanzanian and holder of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture General at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in 2015. I have strong passion to change the minds of subsistence farmers toward productive agriculture and ultimately changing their life standards.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

CURRENT SITUATION OF SMALL HOLDER FARMERS

ADAPTATION STRATEGY UNDER MOBILE FARMERS TRAINING UNIT(MFTU) IN MOROGORO REGION

ADAPTATION STRATEGY UNDER MOBILE FARMERS TRAINING UNIT(MFTU) IN MOROGORO REGION

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August 29, 2016 17:06

hi,
great idea. keep it up.

August 25, 2016 15:25

Hello comrade,
You conceived a great idea when you push it hard into execution. I support it by votes and comments. What to do is just don't give up even when you don't make in the competition.

July 18, 2016 08:37

Your idea is a good one just casted my vote (178) for your idea. I will appreciate if help me do same using the https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/members/ibeabuchichris/ideas/my-ideas/5055/
Thanks

July 17, 2016 15:02

I love your idea and it's compliments my project of empowering farmers. I will love to have a chat with you.

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July 2, 2016 19:18

I like your idea. You should see mine, it's about purifying water for agriculture. We can work together ^^, I really i loved your idea!

July 1, 2016 23:32

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:31

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:30

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:30

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:29

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:29

education to the farmers is important.

July 1, 2016 23:28

education to the farmers is important.

Frednand Nyandwi L

June 28, 2016 06:33

Wish u z best

June 27, 2016 21:50

Thank you leader!!Together we can!!

June 27, 2016 21:47

Thanks a lot br!!!We are together,!!!

June 27, 2016 11:49

Hello Emmanuel,

Your Idea is great! I cast my vote for it. You may also wish to vote and comment on my idea, http://www.entrepreneursip-campus.org/members/felixyola/ideas/my-ideas/4582/

I will appreciate a lot!

June 26, 2016 23:28

Hello Emmanuel,
this is a great idea and i have voted for you. Please you can read and support my idea with your comment and vote.
https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/3074/
together we can create a better society.

Riziki Msemwa

June 26, 2016 19:11

The competition is nice.

June 26, 2016 18:12

Thank you br!!I appreciate your support!!!

Joel Peter

June 26, 2016 11:28

it is good idea ,must be considered to develop agriculture worldwide

Hamza

June 26, 2016 00:50

Hi.
I like your project idea and am impressed. Thank you that you considered sharing it with us. I have voted for you.
I kindly requested that you read about my project too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/3817/ I will appreciate your contribution

Hamza

June 26, 2016 00:29

Hi Emma
I like your project idea and am impressed. Thank you that you considered sharing it with us. I have voted for you.
I kindly requested that you read about my project too and vote for me via this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/3817/ I will appreciate your contribution

June 25, 2016 12:50

It is a best thing to be done as it is also cost effectiveness as many people can be reached...