Mwanza Rural Housing  Programme
"Shirika la Nyumba na Hifadhi ya Chakula Vijijini"

Shirika La Nyumba na Hifadhi ya Chakula Vijijini



The majority of farmers in the Mwanza region are semi-subsistence producers, harvesting enough for their families to eat, with a small amount left over to sell in the local market, where prices are lowest. The traders and middle men who have access to the more lucrative city and export markets are not interested in buying these small volumes.

While encouraging farmers to cultivate additional income generating crops like grain legumes, MRHP also assists them to set up Producer Marketing Groups so they have a larger volume to sell and therefore greater bargaining power. These groups first need to prove themselves economically stable, so the establishment of a SILC group is an important first step.