The Kolping Society of Tanzania assists its programme communities to design and implement income generation projects for
improving standards of living in their families and their communities.
The KST pays particular attention to rural development because more than 90% of its membership is rural based. The critical issues are
agro ecosystem farming, household food security, crop diversification, agribusiness, microcredit, and employment creation particularly
among women and the youth. To make this possible, the Agriculture department dwells on the followings:
1.Sustainable Land Use Management
2.Value Chain Development
Organic farming has been the backbone of our Agriculture department. Through organic farming the families have been trained or are trained
on how to make and apply composite manure. Moreover organic farming is emphasized due to the following advantages achieved through
Livestock keeping also feature prominently in the community economic improvement plan of the KST. Through this plan communities are
trained on how to improve their livestock keeping for maximum production of milk and meat to raise their standards of nutrition and also
manure for fertilization of the soil.
The KST through its Agriculture department conducts special program for Women and Youth on Food Processing . Through this program
several women groups have been trained and the program is on going . The skills we provide in this program enable the family members
to produce banana juices , wine , clips (CHIPS)
These skills have promoted the economic development of many women groups in our area of operation . Although Banana is said to be a perishable
crop but the banana products such as wine , chips (clips) ,juice can last longer before expiring.
D). ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
Improving the Farms and environments by educating the farmers and Population by planting trees
The families we serve are growers of Bananas, maize, beans, coffee, cassava, sweet potatoes, yams, groundnuts and a variety of horticultural
crops. Tree plantations can also not be skipped. Some of the crops grown are for cash crops and others are food crops. However, our special
focus for this brochure is on banana cultivation / plantation as both food and cash crop.
E).VALUE ADDITION ON COFFEE >
E). PROMOTION OF BEEKEEPING INDUSTRY >
ENABLING RURAL INNOVATIONS-(ERI)2012-2014:(Agriculture & Environment)
Capacity building among small holders for critical awareness of their human & material resources & taking action for improving their lives.
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