The 4th NMDF was concluded on Friday 1st March 2013, at the Hotel Oasis in Morogoro. The two days meeting was attended by good number of representative from both public and private sector actors.
A gender assessment commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in 2010 identified various gender specific shortcomings in its programmes in Tanzania, including the Rural Livelihood Development Programme (RLDP). In the aftermath of the evaluation the Rural Livelihood Development Company (RLDC), which is implementing RLDP, launched gender trainings for its staff and assigned gender focal persons amongst its partners. In addition, since 2011 one business analyst is specifically in charge of gender issues.
IMPROVED POULTRY KEEPING CHANGES LIVES IN TANZANIA
Mariam Paul, 50, is a farmer in Sanjaranda, Manyoni district, Tanzania. Together with her husband she grows maize for subsistence and selling as well as sunflower and chicken for cash. While not the poorest in her village, Mariam was often short of cash when school fees were due or when an unforeseen occurrence happened. Money was always a worry and investment in new business ventures was not an option.