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TAHA gears imparting entrepreneurship skills to 3300 farmers

Posted on 16th Mar | 2021

TAHA Zanzibar Coordinator, Ms Carolyne Mlewa has stressed the need for educating local trainers to reach out more grassroots farmers with entrepreneurship skills. She said that using local trainers will help to reach out the intended target(s) because it is easier for them to engage grassroots’ farmers. Ms Mlewa made the remark during the entrepreneurship training (b|u|s training) that was conducted from 30th January to 10th February 2021 at Maruhubi, Unguja, where 20 identified trainees were trained on both content and facilitation skills. The training was also attended by other key stakeholders including the Andreas Hermes Academy (AHA), a Belgian International Development Organization (TRIAS) and MVIWATA. “We are doing that to create a capacity building for local trainers, who will play a key role in training grassroots horticultural farmers in entrepreneurship and leadership skills to facilitate the growth of their businesses and expand their revenue-generating streams,” she said. She noted TAHA in its Make It Grow project with funds from the European Union is aimed at imparting an entrepreneurial mindset to 3,300 farmers in Zanzibar, adding they are working in partnership with TRIAS and AHA and leading with an awareness by training for them Trainers of Trainers (ToTs) divided as 20 in Unguja and 20 in Pemba. “It was a well-organized training especially training simulation sessions that helped us a lot to boost our confidence and to be a role trainer. We divided them into groups, where each was given enough time to present the contents of b|u|s 1 training,” said one of the participants. The b|u|s 1 training program is a three topics training run for three weeks covering business and business plan preparation, where the trained will supportive supervision to farmers on the ground.

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