We are delighted to bring to your notice that KADETFU has finally achieved its long cherished ambition and established a community radio station, the first of its kind in Kagera Region. It is now ready on air waiting for the official launching after fulfilling all needed requirements by the Regulatory Authority.
As we said in our last publications, Radio is a very useful tool with great impact to the society. Radio disseminates information to all people, literate and illiterate alike, urban and rural population, surrounding and remote areas where it is difficult to be reached due to infrastructure limitations; many people get information at the same time and such service can easily be afforded by most families i.e. most of the families can afford to buy a small radio set.
THE PROFILE OF KADETFU AS OF 28th February 2010
Kagera Development and Credit Revolving Fund (KADETFU) is a National Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that is based in Kagera region, it is located in Bukoba town, in the North western part of Tanzania. It was registered by the government on July 30th, 1993 under the Trustees Incorporation Ordinance cap No 375 of 1956. The registration number is ADG/TI/2058. Under the new NGO act 2004, it has now obtained a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) No. 1596 of 13.3.2006.
Farmers training: compost manure
Construction of landing site
Preservation of water sources
Establishment of wood lots
COMMUNITY BASED APPROACH IN COMBATING BANANA XANTHOMONAS WILT (BXW) FOR FOOD SECURITY, POVERTY REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS (PILOT PROJECT) IN NSHAMBA AND RUBALE DIVISIONS OF MULEBA AND BUKOBA DISTRICTS, KAGERA REGION, TANZANIA
Banana is major staple food crop in Kagera region and in other countries of East African Great Lakes region. It is an important cash and food crop for more than 2 million people of Kagera Region. Banana dominates the diet of the Bahaya people of Kagera Region. Bananas are also important source of income for farmers and they provide ecological functions such as protection of the soil against erosion and leaching.
Despite the significance of banana for the food security, incomes and livelihoods of the communities in Kagera region (Tanzania), the crop is significantly threatened by banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) (Xanthomonas campenstris pv.musacerum).
Generally, Banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) jeopardizes the food security, family incomes and livelihoods of millions of farmers in Kagera region and beyond. BXW was first reported in Ethiopia about 40 years ago and then spread to other countries including Uganda in 2001, and Tanzania in January 2006 at Kabale village, Muleba District of Kagera region. Since then the disease has contributed to decreased household and national food security and income and unreliable livelihood. It has caused great losses of up to 100% in poorly managed banana plantations.
PROJECT NO. 154/10128-FUNDED BY CORDAID
PROJECT TITLE: Economic Empowerment for Smallholder Fishers and Farmers through Alleviating Pollution of the LakeVictoria Project
SUMMARY OF THE NARRATIVE PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE PERIOD SIX MONTHS STARTING 1 ST SEPTEMBER 2004TO 28 TH FEBRUARY 2005
In September 2004, KADETFU signed an...
I am glad to inform you that KADETFU is a winner of two awards that were presented on 28th November 2008 at the Civil Society Ghala that was held at Peal Hotel, Ubungo Plaza. The "LAKE ZONE CSO EXCELLENCY AWARD" and the "TANZANIA CSO EXCELLENCY AWARD 2008". The criteria examined the CSO's five scenario, "Governance, Transparency, Participatory, Responsiveness and Accountability"
KADETFU is planning to implement a project on IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PEOLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH PROMOTING THEIR ECONOMIC STANDARD in which a series of seminars and workshops under this project will be held. The project will also include provision vocational education to them for employment creation and supporting them with materials through a revolving fund scheme for deployment and self employment. The project targets to support 2,092 PWDs from four districts of Misenye,...
THE EFFECTS OF BANANA XANTHOMONAS WILT (BXW) ON FOOD SECURITY AND THE PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOOD: The Case of Nshamba and Rubale Divisions in Kagera Region, Tanzania
Yusto P. Muchuruza
Kagera Development and Credit Revolving Fund (KADETFU)
Hance R. Melchior
Centre for Development Initiatives (CDI)
Foreword by Hon. Prof. Anna Kajumulo TIBAIJUKA