The district agricultural sector investment project (dasip) and food security in Magu district, Tanzania.

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Kampala International University, Colleges of Humanities and Social sciences
This study was carried out in Magu District in Mwanza Region (March 2012). The study aimed at assessing the contribution of district agricultural sector investment project on food security. The specific objectives were to identify the demographic characteristics of the respondents, to examine the pattern of district agricultural sector investment project, to assess the level of food security in Magu district and to examine the relationship between District Agricultural sector investment project and food security 12 wards were selected whereby 5 villages were chosen purposively in each ward. A total number of 154 respondents were chosen randomly in each village. Data were collected by using structured questionnaire for respondents including project stuff. Data analyzed by using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) programme version 16.00. This study found that Dasip is contributing more in the area such that provides inputs to farmers, providing trainings, provision of financial loans to farmers and supporting farmers to plan their development activities. However, the area is facing the problem of food insecurity whereby there is instances of low food intake by adult in the household, public is receiving food assistance and the household food budget become insufficient to meet basic needs. The study concludes that the issue of free market is compromising the community such that farmers have no constant market on them products, so Dasip should make sure that it organizes the farmers to become as a team so as to have a strong power and get stability price on their products instead of each farmer to work independently. therefore, the study recommends that though Dasip contributing much on agriculture. The government should improve much agricultural projects to ensure food security by supply of enough agro in puts, construct food storage facilities, support agro projects, mobilize agro farmer credit, training, enough agro -infrastructure, agro technology, irrigation system.
A thesis presented to the college of higher degrees and research (chdr) Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of project planning and management
Agricultural sector, Investment project, Food security, Magu, Tanzania.