The Africa Rising NAFAKA project embarked on a series of practical garden training sessions in collaboration with Catholic Relief Services in 18 villages in Mbarali and Mbeya districts of Tanzania from 18 March to 10 April 2017.
A photograph of home gardener Bibi Mwanaidi and her grandson with African nightshade seeds Mwanaidi harvested from her garden in Tanzania claimed second place in the Feed the Future 2017 photo contest. Photographer Rhiannon O'Sullivan, a communications volunteer from Australian Volunteers International who worked at WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in 2016, took the photo.
How promoting consumption of traditional African vegetables affects household nutrition security in Tanzania
Promoting the production and consumption of traditional vegetables is expected to enhance household nutrition among urban and rural households. The Good Seed Initiative (GSI) program promoted production and consumption of nutrient-dense traditional African vegetables in Tanzania to reduce malnutrition. We estimated the impact of promotion activities on dietary diversity for households, women, and children.
Water is a precious resource. This Tanzanian home gardener uses it to grow nutritious vegetables to feed her family.
Curious about the safety of the local food supply, four young women from Bishop Henry Gogarty Memorial Girls Secondary School in Tanzania decided to investigate the benefits of growing their own vegetable gardens.
Vegetable/maize integration makes a major difference in the income and livelihood of a older but wiser farmer.
Impact of nutritional perceptions of traditional African vegetables on farm household production decisions: A case study of smallholders in Tanzania
Smallholders tend to grow more traditional vegetables than larger-farm operators. Thus, more attention should be given to reducing production and its associated transaction costs by ensuring timely access to quality certified seeds, ensuring optimal use of inputs and increasing labour productivity, particularly for smallholders.
With seed kits from AVRDC - World Vegetable Center, students at Baraa Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania learned how to produce their own vegetables and discovered why it is important to eat some vegetables every day. See what they have grown!
Tuta absoluta is a recent arrival in East Africa and it poses serious threats to vegetable producers, especially tomato growers. AVRDC hosted a workshop to inform and educate government and private sector partners about control options.
On 28 August 2015, several ministers and high-ranking officials from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe toured the campus of AVRDC Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania.