Farmer Stories from Tanzania

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Tanzania: Garlic processing provides income for women in Manyara

Ash Abraham December 02, 2018

A warm wind carries the smell of garlic, earth, and steel throughout the Didihama Amcos factory in Tanzania’s Manyara region. Seven women […]

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Tanzania: Women continue to grow beans despite gender challenges

Enos Lufungulo December 02, 2018

Although it’s noon and very hot, Verantikisi Daniel Kaaya sits on a brown wooden chair on her veranda holding a round metal […]

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Tanzania: Women farmers look for flexible loans to expand cassava production

Lilian Madelemo November 18, 2018

It is just past noon in Kongo village in Pwani Region, about 60 kilometres north of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s biggest city. […]

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Tanzania: Growing vegetables in bags benefits towns people

Dinna Maningo October 07, 2018

Naom Mgeta and her fellow students are holding three-litre water jugs in their hands. The blue-and-white-clad students are watering vegetables in the […]

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Tanzania: Good planting practices improve Irish potato harvest

Mary Mwaisenye October 07, 2018

It’s about eight o’clock in the morning. Everna Mfuse is wearing a yellow, red, and black dress with green trousers, and is […]

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Tanzania: Farmers choose organic methods despite market challenges

Ash Abraham July 30, 2018

Holding out a bundle of mint in the palm of his hand, a smiling man in a dark blue sweater says, “They […]

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Tanzania: Farmers start growing cassava as a cash crop because of high demand

Enos Lufungulo July 16, 2018

It’s evening, but Joram Mikanda is still in his field, checking to see if his cassava has matured enough to sell. Mr. […]

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Tanzania: Bean farmers reduce post-harvest losses by changing harvesting and transport practices

Dinna Maningo July 09, 2018

It’s harvest season for beans in northwestern Tanzania. Monica Lugesha is wearing a bright blue dress and a shiny pink, waxed headscarf. […]

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Tanzania: Women switch from farming to selling at Tengeru market

Ash Abraham July 03, 2018

It’s nine o’clock in the morning in Tengeru market, at the base of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. The dirt road leading […]

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Tanzania: Farmers conserve soil in hilly farms with minimum tillage and crop residues

Joachim Laizer June 11, 2018

The sky is clear and the sun is shining brightly on the steep, green slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania. Farmer […]

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Tanzania: Meet Dickson Alex, a young agro-entrepreneur

Alyssa McDonald June 04, 2018

When it comes to solving global goals, Dickson Alex’s avenue has always been agriculture. The 27-year-old farmer recently shared his passion with […]

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Tanzania: Farmer uses Canavalia beans as cover crop to boost soil health

Method Charles May 22, 2018

Happy Mafie’s farm is green and looks well-managed. Her Canavalia beans cover the soil so well that the hot sun doesn’t dry […]

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