Sokoine University of Agriculture

Role of Heifer In-Trust schemes in Smallholder Household’s Well-Being in Semi-Arid Region of Shinyanga, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Msangya, Msangya. L
dc.contributor.author Urassa, Justin K.
dc.contributor.author Mahonge, Christopher P.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-01T09:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-01T09:56:01Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 22511571
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/802
dc.description 18p en_US
dc.description.abstract Livestock-In-Kind Credit schemes has been used all-over the world to help the rural poor invest and save. Investment in livestock enables the rural poor to overcome shocks/risks and alleviate poverty. The Heifer in-Trust Schemes (HIS) was initiated in Shinyanga Region (semi-arid) to help reduce food and income insecurity of smallholder households. However, there exists an information gap on the schemes role to the beneficiaries’ well-being. As such, this study aimed at determining the role of heifer-in-trust schemes in smallholder household’s wellbeing. It adopted a cross-sectional research design. Data from 202 randomly selected HIS beneficiaries were collected using a structured questionnaire. In addition, five focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted to supplement the data collected through the questionnaire. Results showed that the dairy enterprise was the major source of food and income. Results further show that households’ food security increased in terms of the number and diversity of meals taken per day and income increased from milk and animal sales. It is concluded that investing in dairy farming is vital for smallholder households’ well-being. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher RJSSM en_US
dc.subject Heifer in-trust schemes en_US
dc.subject Smallholder farming households en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.subject Semi-arid en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Role of Heifer In-Trust schemes in Smallholder Household’s Well-Being in Semi-Arid Region of Shinyanga, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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