Igunga Eco- Village Project Enables adaptation to Climate Resilient Technologies at Farmers’ Day Exhibition


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitors learning on how the rope pump works

Farmers attending Farmers’ Day exhibition commonly known as “Nane nane” in Tanzania have adapted to some climate resilient technologies demonstrated during the Nane nane week at Tabora region in Tanzania. The technologies were exhibited by the Igunga Eco-Village project at the Farmers’ day exhibition held in Tabora Region on the first week of August 2018.This was done with the objective of showcasing the project work to visitors at Nane nane grounds.

Among other farmers, Mr. Rajabu Kiteu (62) a resident of Mpera Ward located at Tabora Municipal Council, ordered a chicken brooder that was constructed by a Farmers Field School facilitator, Rev. Yusuph Shani who participated at the exhibition.

Mr. Kiteu holding his completed chicken brooder

According to Mr. Kiteu, he was attracted to order the chicken brooder after getting valuable information on its functionality at the Igunga Eco- Village’s pavilion.

“I had never seen the chicken brooder before. Mr. Shani explained to me that through this brooder my chicks will be protected. I look forward to having a raised number of chickens in my shed and there will be no more chicks’ mortality that has been disturbing me for so many years.

I have only paid 50,000 Tshs. (21.9 USD) to get this brooder. This is a very small amount of money compared to the profit that I look forward to getting through my chicken project.

Additionally, I am planning to install the rope pump at my home. The project’s local artisan has already visited my home for survey purpose. I look forward to installing the rope pump before end of this year” With all smiles explained Mr. Kiteu

Other Climate resilient technologies demonstrated at Tabora’s Nane nane exhibition included the use of Rope pump, Eco- Sani pan latrines, chicken brooder and the Tulip water filter.

Other climate resilient technologies included tree planting, rain water harvesting technology, Agro- forestry, push- pull technology, kitchen garden and fish cages.

During the exhibition week over 1,400 visitors visited the Igunga Eco- village’s pavilion. Among them 30 visitors showed interest in adapting to the chicken brooder technology;31 showed interest in bio fertility technology, and 2 showed interest in the rope pump technology. All of them registered their names and the local artisans will follow up on them.

 Igunga Eco- Village Project Enables adaptation to Climate Resilient Technologies at Farmers’ Day Exhibition