UMOJA WA WATU WA MATEMWE
Umoja wa Watu wa Matemwe is among the women group organized by TAMWA after being conducted land needs assessment through sensitization meetings conducted in various project areas. In Matemwe, Land conflicts have been the biggest challenge and this due to existing of multiple and interacting driving forces that have led to the conflict including low level of knowledge on land transfer. Over the past 50 years local people have adopted new land uses coupled with new livelihood in response to changing demand in agriculture products, restrictive access to surveyed land and an emerging opportunities for alternative income through in–migration and tourism development. However, most of women in Matemwe using the government land for agriculture and they were not aware on the land transfer procedures. Based on that demands TAMWA Zanzibar decided to organize women group with 52 members and sensitized on the land transfer procedures to access their land usage rights.
After women being aware, they took actions of writing letter to request the government to use that land for agricultural activities including tomatoes, spinach, and other vegetables. However, TAMWA trained this group on spice making tea so as to get income that will facilitate to afford any cost needed during the process. They have currently earned a total of 140,000/- as an income from their spice tea making.
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