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German funded project fight hunger in Tanzania

by Grace Kisembo

International humanitarian organisation, Kolping International is training Tanzania’s smallholder farmers to practise sustainable agriculture.

The project running under the theme: ‘A world without hunger’ trains the small farmers, distributes small domestic animals and builds cisterns.

Kolping currently carries out a food security and sustainable agriculture project in the south of Tanzania funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Under the project farmers learn how to increase their harvests, receive seeds and small domestic animals and produce their own organic fertilizer.

“It is free of cost and helps to triple the crop production,” said BMZ officials.

United Nations’ recent report says 815 million of people suffer from chronic hunger, 38 million more than last year.

The global community’s goal is to eradicate hunger until the year 2030.

Kolping is helping to reach this goal through efforts to ensure people secure food production through sustainable farming.

In addition, farmers are also trained on how to make extra money by selling honey, through self-help-groups, selling their products in a better way.

Farmers are also urged to build saving groups which allow the unbanked farmers to save their money.

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