Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania is a large country with a vast array of climates and natural resources. With an annual output of about 90,000 tons of Sunflower seed oil, Tanzania is one of the top ten sunflower oilseed producers in the world. One area of our current Forest Garden projects lies in the sunflower belt of central Tanzania in the Singida region. Tanzania is also the top third tobacco producer in Africa. The second area of our Forest Garden projects lies to the east in the Tabora region. Most of our participant farmers in these semi-arid environment make money solely from sunflowers and tobacco resulting in a lack of diversity in food and cash crops and leading to increased deforestation.

About Tanzania

Population:

50,757,000

Percent below poverty line:

68%

Percent reliance on agriculture:

72%

Percent that lack nutrition:

81.4%

Tanzania Projects

Our Work

Year TREES started working in Tanzania:

2014

Number of projects:

6

Total number of people helped:

13,990

Total number of trees to be planted:

8,016,000

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Meet the Staff

Heri Rashid

Country Coordinator
Heri Rashid is 40 years old and attended university at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education and Extension. Before starting with Trees for the Future in 2015, he worked with Sokoine University of Agriculture in department of Agricultural education and Extension as a field officer before join MVIWATA. In MVIWATA, he worked for one year as Regional Economic Facilitator in the Morogoro region, later he was promoted to Regional Coordinator Shinyanga region. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

Ezekiel Ulirick Shirima

Lead Technician - Singida 2
Ezekiel Ulirick Shirima attended Kilacha Agricultural Livestock Training Institute –Moshi, where he received a degree in Agriculture. He joined Trees For The Future in 2017 working as Assistant Technician and became the Lead Technician for the Singida 2 project in 2019. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

Nurudin Rashid Kambulage

Lead Technician - Singida 3
Nurudin Rashid Kambulaje attended MATI where he received Diploma in Land Use Planning and Certificate in General Agriculture. Before beginning to work for TREES in 2017, he worked in Mount Meru Miller as Facilitator. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

Mwimi Daudi Rimbei

Lead Technician - Tabora 2
Mwimi Daudi Rimbei attended university at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Rural Development. Before beginning to work for TREES in 2019, he had several field practical training experiences. He worked as Project Officer at Development Support and Promotion Organization (DESPO), TABORA. He also worked with Highlands Hope Umbrela the projects on ‘MBOGA MBOGA and UNGA LISHE PROJECTS and helped USAID and INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO) as Youth Project Coordinator. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

Veliksi Eleste Haji

Lead Technician - Singida 1
Veliksi Haji is 28 years old and attended university at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Before coming to Trees for the Future in 2019, he had several field practical training experiences and was self-employed in vegetable production. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.

Pius Boniface Manjori

Lead Technician - Tabora 1
Pius Boniface Manjorii attended university at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Morogoro, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He began working for TREES in 2018 volunteering as Legacy Manager and became Lead Technician of Tabora 1 in 2019. He is fluent in both Kiswahili and English.