Farmers in Tanzania are working in their nurseries. We are able to be even more earth friendly through a countrywide distribution of biodegradable bags next week. They will be used as we transplant seedlings to the field.
Farmers in Trees for the Future's program are continuing their training for optimization of crops. 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. Learnings from our water project in West Africa have us in the beginning stages of developing a more formalized water project in East Africa that will include future well rehabilitation in addition to other water-saving techniques. We have identified needs to help communities with well restoration to help bring more water to their crops.
In addition, our staff is working hard to get the farmers the tools they need to succeed in planting their Forest Gardens. Our Tanzania country staff has recently purchased wheelbarrows for each farmer, which will help them when they are optimizing their farms as well.
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