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The 'Growing Is Learning' project in Tanzania is teaching farmers how to grow nutrient rich, sustainable food to better feed themselves and their families.
In Tanzania, over half of the population lives below the poverty line. Stunting – a sign of chronic malnutrition – affects more than one third of children under five years of age. It prevents children growing and developing to their full potential, and puts them at risk of disease later in life.
Soy is high in protein and can help prevent malnutrition, making it a great addition to family diets. Soy is also sustainable and resilient to drought and climate change. It adds nitrogen to enhance the health of the soil. By farming soy, women farmers will improve their crop yields, their income and their families overall health and wellbeing.
In the first 6 months of this project the focus has been on identifying women farmers to participate in the project, establishing Village Savings and Loans Groups, and regular meetings were held with community leaders and members in order to deliver the following outcomes of the project;
*Paraprofessionals are successful male and female farmers in the community who CARE trains to provide support to other farmers in their community.
*Village Agriculture Extension Officers are local Government officials who provide agricultural outreach and support.
Kalista (pictured) does not have enough food to feed her malnourished children.
However, she is one of over a thousand farmers about to participate in CARE’s Growing is Learning project.
The Growing is Learning project is showing farmers how to grow nutrient rich, sustainable food to better feed themselves and their families.
As well as providing seeds and tools, you are helping farmers like Kalista, learn better methods to grown and diversify their crops, improve their family’s nutrition and increase their income from accessing new markets.
The 'Learning is Growing' project will continue to reach the following objectives within the next 6 months period;
Yes, please contact CARE Australia directly to mutually agree an appropriate time.