Parliamentarians together with Heifer International Tanzania’s staff
Tanzanian Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Trade and Environment has commended the Igunga Eco-Village project efforts in environmental conservation at Igunga District of Tanzania.
The praises were given at the project forum with this Parliamentary Committee on Saturday 28th October 2017 in Dodoma Region where a total of 13 Parliamentarians participated.
The forum aimed at sharing with Parliamentarians some climate change adaptation strategies implemented by the project in Igunga district and advocate for policies in favor of the project interventions.
Dr. Lazaro Kapella responding to some questions asked by Parliamentarians
Among other activities, Parliamentarians learned on the Climate change adaptation strategies implemented by the project in Igunga District including the Push- pull technology, chicken brooder, tree planting, the use of fuel efficient stoves and biogas digesters as well as rope pump and rain water harvesting tanks.
A live testimony on how the project has transformed a farmer, Mr. Mathias Luhende’s life attracted all the Parliamentarians while Mr. Luhende was presenting at the forum. He is a farmer living at Makomero Village who has adopted most of the project interventions including the biogas, fuel efficient stove, tree planting, chicken brooder and push pull technologies.
“The Eco-village project has taught me some good agricultural practices that I never knew before; through applying them, I have earned a lot of money that has helped in renovating my house into a modern one. I never thought I could do this before, because my harvests were always poor.” Happily, testified Mr. Luhende.
The Acting Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Trade and Environment Chairman, Dr. Dalali Kafumu, who is also the Parliamentarian for Igunga District thanked the project for the tireless efforts in teaching some climate change adaptation strategies to the residents of Igunga.
The Interim Senior Program Manager for Heifer International Tanzania, Dr. Lazaro Kapella, thanked the Parliamentarians for attending this forum and called upon their support in sharing the climate change adaptation technologies implemented by the Igunga Eco-village project to other parts of Tanzania.