When people in Tanzania began producing vegetables for market sale through the VINESA project, many decided to include them in their own meals. Local diets are now more diverse and nutritious.
Join the students at Emmanuel Primary School in Tanzania on a tasty journey to add diversity and nutrition to their diets with vegetables.
To help young farmers collectively produce and market their vegetables, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and WorldVeg Eastern and Southern Africa are teaming up to pilot Youth Vegetable Business Hubs and community savings and lending groups in Arumeru District, Tanzania.
Success from vegetable farming can come only if farmers know where the markets are, have sufficient skills to manage their crops well, and are willing to work with other players in the value chain such as traders, input suppliers, and transporters.
Young VINESA farmers learn enhanced crop management practices, how to diversify production, and ways to improve value chain effectiveness to increase their market returns. --MORE--
Through his work with the VINESA project, Joshua Elisa Palangyo, a young farmer in Tanzania, produces beautiful sweet peppers -- and the pepper seed, so other farmers can join in his success.
A young farmer in Tanzania participating in the VINESA project talks about his experiences with contract farming for vegetables.
When farmers produce quality vegetables with a specific market in mind, income is sure to follow.
VINESA graduates will need cooperation from the business community to succeed in putting their new farming skills to work.
VINESA: Improving income and nutrition in eastern and southern Africa by enhancing vegetable-based farming and food systems in peri-urban corridors.