WHAT WE DO

We work through implementation of projects and programs in Tanzania. Main themes that we work in and activities that we do are the following:

  1. AGRICULTURE, FOOD SECURITY AND INCOME STRENGTHENING PROGRAMME.

With regard to Agriculture and food security, AFREDA has supported and continues to support farmers in the areas of crop rotation, crop storage, irrigation, food processing, organic farming, vegetable gardening, cultivation of drought resilient crops, soil erosion control, terrace farming, pest control and crop diversification. A total number of 200,000 farmers in the Regions of Mara, Morogoro, Kagera, Tabora, Lindi, Kilimanjaro, Tanga and Coast farmers have benefited and continue to benefit from AFREDA agriculture and food security extension work and the 200,000 directly supported farmers have supported and continue to support over 4,000,000 household members most of who are children in school and out of school. The use of theater groups, demonstration farms, diarists who take stock and information on changes occurring in the community in relation to AFREDA’s intervention is emphasized. Another emphasis is on making sure that any intervention includes people with disabilities. With regard to income strengthening over 100,000 women and over 700,000 youth in the Regions of Mara, Morogoro, Kagera, Tabora, Lindi, Kilimanjaro, Tanga and Coast have benefited from AFREDA income generation support programs which have included capital provision for small businesses as well as training in credit management and links with financial institutions.