LOCAL INVESTMENT CLIMATE PROJECT FUNDED BY DANIDA TO BENEFIT PALM VALUE CHAIN IN KIGOMA UJIJI MUNICIPALITY
Kigoma Ujiji Municipality will soon start benefiting from a project dubbed Local Investment Climate funded by DANIDA. This follows the visit made by DANIDA team atIlagala traditional palm cluster on the 5th of August 2014 to see various activities undertaken by the group. The major areas earmarked for the project are Palm Value Chain improvement and value addition, Processing technology enhancement, Quality improvement, Market penetration, Packaging, Branding and Business formalization.
The intention of the visit which was organized by SIDO Kigoma was to intensify to the donors the importance of the project to the farmers and economy of the region at large; also to see the quality of machines manufactured by Technology Development Center (TDC) of SIDO KIGOMA during the implementation of Lake Tanganyika Environmental Management Project which was recently phased out.
Local Investment Climate Team LeaderMr. Bjarne Christensen and Local Investment Climate Technical Advisor Dr. Betty Mlingi were impressed by the scale of harvest and identified a number opportunities that can be tapped when the project kicks off.
Project beneficiaries welcomed the concept and are looking forward to the forthcoming implementation stage.