Documenting Poverty and Environmentally Initiative (PEI) Project.

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) started implementing PEI project in 2014, The Project was implemented in six districts of Tanzania Mainland namely; Bunda, Bukoba Rural, Ileje, Nyasa, Ikungi and Sengerema.

    From its inauguration the project supported different social and economic activities aiming at reducing poverty and improving environment issues in the selected districts.

    ESRF with the support from the Government of Tanzania and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is documenting PEI activities ready to disseminate to wider audience.

    These activities include;.

    • Capacity Building on modern farming method and results achieved. Examples of the technologies are Hydroponic fodders, Azzola, Acquaponic and Green House
    • Rolling out alternative source of energy equipment: including energy efficient stoves, biogas and solar lighting. This aims at reducing pressure on existing forests, and promoting the use of residual biomass was done in Sengerema district.
    • Accessing to Expert information and to address the shortage of extension officers in the districts through establishment of an Interactive Mobile Platform – MKILIMO
    • Agriculture and Fisheries Demonstration Sites where by the project improved irrigation systems to overcome the problem of unpredictable rain and tried to double harvest.
    • Promoting and Supporting Integrated fish farming as an alternative source of income generation and Livelihood by enabling to Enterprises, Fish farming Groups and JKT Bulamba. This reduced overfishing and illegal fishing in Lake Victoria and Minimizing environmental and ecosystems degradation.
    • Dissemination of recommendations from conducted studies on identification of Institutional, Legal and Budgetary bottlenecks on implementation of P-E objectives
    • Support horticultural farmers near Lake Victoria shares with efficient pumping water holding and distribution systems and training in good agriculture practice, Mwibara and Sengerema Women and Youths Groups (NUMAJI)

    Last updated on 2016-07-04

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)