ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE DRY LAND OF LONGIDO DISTRICT IN NORTHERN TANZANIA THROUGH LIVESTOCK FATTENING AND CULTIVATION OF FODDER.
Context:
Climate change is affecting pastoral communities in a way that they are forced to destroy environment as well as range lands degradation. Pastoralists are forced to enter into the forest reserves during dry seasons to search for pasture and water. This tendency has negatively affected the environment and conservation initiatives. This project is therefore aiming at supporting livestock production by improving livestock health through production of forage and livestock (cattle) fattening practices in Longido District.

About the proponent:

Longido District is one of the six districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It was created in 2007 from part of Monduli District. The administrative seat is the town of Longido. The Longido District is administratively divided into sixteen wards

Project’s primary objective:

The project is aiming at supporting livestock production by improving livestock health through production of forage and livestock (cattle) fattening practices in Longido District.

Project Purpose:
Increased production through cattle fattening



Implementation strategies:
• Increase income of the local community through livestock fattening
• Conserve the forest by reseeding of drought resistant pasture species
• Train local communities on livestock fattening in order to raise income
• Improvement of livestock market prices
• Establishment of two livestock keepers cooperatives

Project sustainability strategies:
• Through establishment of the two livestock keepers cooperatives, it is anticipated that the project will continue to work even when the project funds have finished as project beneficiaries will continue to enjoy cattle fattening by increasing income for their livelihoods,
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee: Longido District Council
Country: Tanzania
Area Of Work: Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase: Phase 6
Grant Amount: US$ 47,425.00
Co-Financing Cash: US$ 12,746.00
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 2,368.00
Project Number: TAN/SGP/OP6/Y2/STAR/CC/2017/09
Start Date: 7/2017
End Date: 12/2018
Status: Not active yet
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Almost all project participants are IPs. They were attracted to the project through the convincing objectives of the project
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Healthy cattle with good weight fetch more money at the market. This translates into more disposable income and hence improved livelihood
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Grantee Contact

Mr Nestory Sembo Dangaro
 

Address

P.O.Box 84
Longido , LONGIDO , +255

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Nehemiah K. Murusuri
Phone: (225-22) 2112799-801
Fax: (225-22) 2113272
Email: nehemiah.murusuri@undp.org
 

Address

UNDP P.O. Box 9182
Dar es Salaam, Dar es salaam Region, 255-22