Sokoine University of Agriculture

The role of Migowe towards rural poverty alleviation in Njombe district, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mwelelwa, Danford Hezron
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-04T05:53:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-04T05:53:43Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/305
dc.description.abstract Poverty alleviation is the most urgent task facing humanity today. It is a challenge that no country, developed or developing can forego. The characteristics of rural and urban poverty are quite different. In order to reduce rural poverty in Tanzania, improvement in farm incomes of majority of the rural population is necessary. One of the strategies which can be used as an intervention to alleviate poverty is Migowe. This study therefore, was designed to investigate the role played by Migowe towards rural poverty alleviation in four villages of Njombe District. The general objective of the study was to investigate the role of Migowe towards rural poverty alleviation. Specific objectives were to identify factors that influence community members to abide to Migowe regulations, to assess contribution of Migowe towards household food security and income improvement. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design where interview schedules were applied to collect data from a sample size of 120 respondents. Data were statistically analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics whereby frequencies and percentages were computed. Chi-square was employed to examine the relationship between variables. Findings from this study show that respondents participated in Migowe activities because they wanted to accomplish their planned activities on time. Activities involved in Migowe included buying pork, crop harvesting, cultivation, land preparation and milk selling. Migowe activities helped farmers to increase household incomes and household food security. Statistical T-test analysis result showed a significance difference at p≤0.05 between mean income of Migowe and non Migowe members. Furthermore, the study recommends that farmers should be encouraged to continue working in groups of people with homogeneous social norms and values and that there should be a deliberate effort of publicizing this type of traditional cooperation throughout the country to all farmers with similar activities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine Universitry of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject Migowe role en_US
dc.subject Njombe district en_US
dc.subject Migowe regulations en_US
dc.subject Food security en_US
dc.subject Rural poverty en_US
dc.title The role of Migowe towards rural poverty alleviation in Njombe district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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