Exit Strategies in Improving Household Food Security in Tanzania: A Case of Agricultural and Food Security Project in Bahi District
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Abstract: This study assessed the effectiveness of exit strategies adopted by World Vision Tanzania through the Agricultural and Food Security Project in Bahi District, Dodoma Region. The study analysed the implementation of activities planned during the transition period, and examined food security status among the former Chipanga Area Development Program (ADP) supported households. The study involved 110 respondents. Data were collected using structured questionnaire and document review. Analysis of qualitative data was done by content analysis technique while quantitative data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. Results show that generally, most elements of the exit strategies were not implemented due to cut off of funds. Also, about three quarters of respondents were food insecure mainly due to persistent erratic rainfall and limited diversification of income sources. It is recommended that the projects involving agricultural interventions to establish drought resilience infrastructures to support irrigated crops. In addition, the income sources of households should be diversified.