$80,840 needed of $80,990
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)
Located in the Manyara region of Tanzania, this program was established when five Village Savings and Lending groups requested that local partner One World Sustainable Livelihood help them to address their needs and priorities in improving food security, livelihoods and gender equity. The area did not have adequate extension services and farmers lacked knowledge of sustainable farming methods.
The program is helping farmers to gain knowledge and experience in conservation agriculture, farmer managed natural regeneration, rainwater harvesting, kitchen vegetable gardening, and poultry keeping. Conservation agriculture helps to improve soil health and increase crop production, while farmer managed natural regeneration helps to increase vegetation, wild consumable fruits and fuelwood. Families are harvesting rainwater for home consumption. Chickens and vegetables are improving family nutrition and providing income for women.