Tanzania is a large country with a vast array of climates and natural resources. Smallholder farmers throughout the country try to maximize benefits from accessing and managing these local resources, from fishing on the coast, to forestry in the northern highlands to cash crops of maize and cotton in the lake zones.
With an annual output of around 350,000 tons of sunflower oilseeds, corresponding to about 90,000 tons of oil, Tanzania is one of the top ten sunflower oilseed producers in the world. Our current Forest Garden projects lie in the sunflower belt of central Tanzania in the Singida area. Most of our participant farmers in this semi-arid environment make money solely from sunflowers, and so lack diversity in food and cash crops. The Forest Garden approach is a critical solution to address these farming families’ long-term nutritional and household income needs.
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