Tanzania

  • Peas and beans are not peanuts: how small farmers defy poverty

    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.
  • Genetic engineering: Polluter-pays principle at risk

    Genetic engineering: Polluter-pays principle at risk

    Farming in Tanzania is coming under increasing pressure. The agricultural industry is making every effort to attempt to prevent the polluter-pays principle from applying to genetically engineered seeds. SWISSAID partner organisations are battling against this.
  • Training is essential for organic farming

    Training is essential for organic farming

    Out on SWISSAID partner organisation test fields, thousands of farmers learned which procedures for organic cultivation methods will help them secure a better future. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) supplied some of the learning materials.