Mwanza/Shinyanga Rural Development Project

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Mwanza/Shinyanga Rural Development Project

Mwanza/Shinyanga Rural Development Project

The project was designed to improve the social and economic well-being of rural poor people in the Sukumaland area, who are mainly smallholder farmers with an average of 3.2 ha of cultivated land.

The project supported efforts to:

  • increase productivity in agriculture, forestry, livestock and small-scale industries
  • halt deterioration of natural resources, including soil, forests, vegetative cover and water
  • develop basic infrastructure such as roads, water supply systems, health and educational facilities, and transport and processing equipment

People in newly constituted villages participated in the planning and implementation of the infrastructure and services established by the project.

Source: IFAD


Status: Closed
United Republic of Tanzania
Approval Date
13 April 1978
1978 - 1983
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 25.09 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 9.49 million
Co-financiers (International)
World Bank: International Development Association US$ 9.1 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 6.5 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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