Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!

by Trees for the Future
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
Help Tanzanian Farmers Get Water!
May 15, 2019

Preparing for the upcoming Farming Season

TREES' farmer meets Ibrahima, one of our staff
TREES' farmer meets Ibrahima, one of our staff

Farmers in Tanzania are planning their upcoming farming season. Recently, farmers in Trees for the Future's program in Iguguno have attended the Forest Garden field optimization training. This training focuses on ways to help conserve water and space on their small farms, using techniques such as companion planting which helps nurture plants and conserve water, as well as using permaculture techniques such as creating berms and swales, which are places for water to flow when it rains too much or capture water on the farm where its needed most. These techniques will help farmers into the future as they will use these not only in this planting season, but for many years to come. 

As water is such a critical resource for our farmers, Trees for the Future is dedicated to helping farmers save water on their farms as much as possible. In addition to water tanks provided to farmers, these on-farm techniques help to economize their rainwater use through smart (and natural!) farm design. 

In addition, our staff is working hard to get the farmers the tools and seeds they need to succeed in planting their Forest Gardens. Our Tanzania country staff has recently purchased tools and seeds for distribution to farmers, which will help them when they are optimizing their farms as well. 

 

A farmer plans to plant beans as a companion plant
A farmer plans to plant beans as a companion plant
Farmers receive tools.
Farmers receive tools.

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Trees for the Future

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland - USA
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Kendall Swenson
Silver Spring, Maryland United States

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