This report presents the findings of the mid-term review of the Missungwi Income and Food Security (MIFOSE) project, in Tanzania. The overall goal of the project, to increase the food and income security of 16,000 vulnerable households, was to be achieved through availing information and skills that rural households may use to increase their income and food security.
The paper highlights emerging issues in the areas of technology transfer, economic development and capacity building. The evaluation finds that:
project activities are relevant in that they tackle an important livelihood aspect of increasing income and food security of vulnerable households in a vulnerable area
the activities seem to be effective as the approach used by the project empower communities and households in seeking solutions to their problems in a participatory manner
the project links households and communities to sources of information that is used to solve the problems of individual community members
since the whole project philosophy is based on groups and farmer organizations, adequate effort should be directed at ensuring group formation, growth and development and therefore farmer organizations.