Sep 30, 2010 by gkimega
A total of 137 out of 1,215 farmers in Kibungo Juu ward, in Morogoro region, have benefited from a water conservation project in Uluguru Mountain under the Equitable Payment for Watershed Services (EPWS) programme. They have also planted about 170,000 trees.
Speaking to ‘The Guardian’ newspaper recently in Morogoro, one of the residents, Rehema Chuma, said the project had helped them increase crop production after they started applying modern agricultural technologies.
She said at least 137 farmers had been awarded by EPWS after they had shown agricultural improvement and conservation of water sources. She noted that the programme aimed at ensuring water conservation and enabling farmers to improve their livelihoods through agriculture.
She explained that previously they were getting fewer crops due to lack of agricultural education and modern seeds.
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