Peas and beans are not peanuts: how small farmers defy poverty
Three quarters of the Tanzanian population are farmers. Many are extremely poor. Their income and nutrition – in short, their entire existence – depend directly on the harvest. The cultivation of pulses should offer families stable nutrition and a secure income.
Fairtrade Organic Cashew Nuts for the European Market
The farmers in Masasi, southern Tanzania, scarcely earned any income from their cashew trees. They then formed a non-profit organisation, learned how to improve their cultivation methods and are now even part owners of their own factory. SWISSAID supports the conversion to organic cultivation and a more professional enterprise.