Southern Highlands Tree Growers Association (SHTGA) is a member based organization established in 2014 to promote the interests of tree growers who are organized in tree growers associations commonly known by their abbreviation as TGAs; enhance women and young people participation in tree planting; facilitate members’ access to improved forestry and farm inputs and access to advisory and extension services for increased forest and farm productivity and quality hence improved net income at harvest; enhance smallholder tree growers (STGs) access to markets and integration in the value chains; build and strengthen networking and peer learning amongst tree growers; SHTGA has 136 member TGAs with more than 9,000 tree growers.
SHTGA vision is to be the principal organization that unites private commercial tree growers for lobbying and advocacy for improved income and development of forest sector in the country, to represent tree growers in policy development, economic and social forums. Its mission is to promote an inclusive, environmentally and socially accepted private commercial forestry industry in Tanzania for sustainable improvement of peoples’ livelihood.
Objective of the job: To build the capacity of TGAs, their members and other beneficiary farmer groups to implement project activities through training and provision of technical support while liaising with other relevant technical personnel of the local governments and related stakeholders.
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