Rural electrification has provided to be efficient driver in promoting value addition particularly of agricultural products that helped farmers to fetch premium market price.
This note was reported by the Daily news paper of 13th August 2014 after the dissemination workshop conducted on 12th August 2014 on Management of small hydro-power plants in the Southern Highlands areas in Tanzania as an outcome of the study carried out to identify the strengths, weaknesses, good practices and needs of SHP.
The workshop was organized by EfDT and ACRA-CCS, Italian NGO working in Tanzania since 2006, in partnership with NDO- Njombe Development Organization and LUMAMA Association which is currently implementing an EU-financed project in Ludewa District, Tanzania. The workshop aimed at disseminating the consultancy research work conducted by Mr. Stephen Kirama, Lecturer of Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam - EfD Research Fellow and Mr. Salvatory Macha, EfD Tanzania Project Administrator.
The workshop attracted about 30 participants from Small hydropower plants in Southern Highlands in Tanzania, Rural Energy Agency (REA), The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA). Also participants from Tanzania electric supply (TANECO), University of Dar es salaam, National Environment Management Council (NEMC) and Nongovernmental organizations.