Farm for the Future - Tanzania
Through taking a comprehensive approach to aid, and benefiting from a cooperation between several aid organisations, Farm for the Future will contribute to community development in the impoverished Iringa area in central Tanzania.
The Iringa area is burdened by unemployment, poverty and malnourishment; young, single mothers in the area often experience being excluded from their communities; and people have little knowledge about agriculture and struggle with poor crop yields.
The Farm for the Future-project will see the establishment and development of a large, innovative farm. The farm will create employment, contribute to developing local knowledge about agriculture, and through efficient operation, its economic yields can contribute to reaching several goals.
One of the project’s main goals is to empower individuals and contribute to general development in the local communities. Aid to young, single mothers will be prioritised.
The farm will be commercially run, and for young, single mothers, local farmers, students and children from the schools and kindergartens in the region, the farm will be an arena where they can come to increase their knowledge about agriculture.
Yara Tanzania/Norway, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), NMBU‘s partners at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, the Southern agricultural growth corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and the Royal Norwegian Society for Development (Norges Vel) are all important partners. As are local farmers and single mothers.
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THE FUTURE OF FARMING IN TANZANIA
February 19, 2018
The Kavli Trust has pledged to finance the start-up and development of a project in Iringa, Tanzania called Farm for the Future.Click to read more