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Tanzania

The Faculty of Agriculture partners with Education for Employment (EFE) projects to help reduce poverty in Tanzania. Education plays an essential role in strengthening Tanzania’s ability to address agricultural productivity. By partnering with local education centres, we can assist in providing quality education where it’s most needed.

Mpanda

Mpanda is located in the central-west Rukwa region of Tanzania, 2-3 days travel to the closest city centre. The main crops grown include maize, paddy, sunflower, groundnuts and tobacco. Beekeeping, aquaculture, animal husbandry are also practiced. 

The Mpanda Vocational Training Centre offers certificate programs in motor vehicle mechanics, agro mechanics, tailoring, welding and fabrication, masonry, bricklaying and carpentry. The training centre also provides both long and short course vocational training to youth and local farmers who primarily go on to work in the self-employment and small-scale business sectors. 

Ilonga

Located in Kilosa, Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) Ilonga offers a certificate in Agriculture and two diploma programs in Agriculture, Human Nutrition and Food Production. Graduates go on to work in both the public and private sectors. Short courses are also offered to local extension workers, farmers and community stakeholders on related topics.  

Mlingano 

The Memorial University of Newfoundland Fisheries and Marine Institute brings strength in non-sectorial institutional development areas including ICT training, strategic planning, curriculum development in CBET and entrepreneurial skills development.

Faculty of Agriculture faculty and staff provide technical expertise in the areas of curriculum development, competency-based learning, short-course development, entrepreneurship, labour-market analysis, project management and adult education.

Partners

  • Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture
  • Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Mpanda Vocational Training Centre
  • Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) - Ilonga
  • Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute (MATI) - Mlingano

Funding

The Education for Employment Projects are administered by the Association of Community Colleges Canada (ACCC) and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Other contributions

  • Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland Fisheries and Marine Institute
  • AgraPoint
  • Mpanda Vocational Training Centre
  • Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute - Ilonga

Contact

Suzanne Johnson
Manager, International Office
(902) 893-6725
SuzanneJohnson@dal.ca