Baraki Sister’s Farm in Rorya District, Mara Region owned by women and operates a dairy factory which is faced with a problem of appropriate technology for milk heating and cooling. Currently, it uses fuel wood which has environmentally concern. Improvement of heating technology was considered as important for enhancing quality of dairy products. The project has supported with a milk heating and cooling tank costing Tshs 23,000,000/=. The tank is on its way from Greece after procurement procedures had been completed.
Furthermore, the Baraki Sisters’ farm own about 48 cattle but availability of pasture is major challenge. As a result, free range grazing has been common practices which result to infection with various diseases as do mix with cattle from local community. To address this, the project has facilitated Baraki Sisters’ Farm with technology for pasture production including hydroponic fodder production and 10 acres established as fenced as livestock paddock costing Tshs 19,000,000/= to exclude local cattle to enter into the farms pasture land. These efforts will help to enhance availability of pasture and thus improve animal health and diary production.
In supporting Baraki sisters, a tractor together with a disc plough and a disc harrow were procured amounting to Tshs 76,550,000/= and provided to the organization in order to increase their agricultural capacity. The procured tractor has been delivered to the group.