Category Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

Tanzania’s President Renews Call To Conserve Elephants

Elephant Poaching Threatens Tanzania’s Future Tanzania may have lost half its elephant population since 2007. It could be wiped out entirely in another seven years. While inspecting the country’s seized ivory stockpile, Tanzanian President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli ordered law enforcement … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Ecosystems Under Assault

Reforesting Kilimanjaro Region The Kilimanjaro region of East Africa is one of the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Millions of people and several endangered species depend on the snows and rains of Kilimanjaro for survival. As land use encroaches further into … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Impoverish Tanzania

Climate Change A Serious Threat To Tanzania Tanzania has 43 million people who are likely to fall into extreme poverty by 2030 due to the effects of climate change, the World Bank said in its latest report. The bank says … Continue reading

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Mellowswan A Finalist In MIT Climate Challenge

Trees For Food Security In Rombo District It will take a global effort to stop the progression of climate change. Mellowswan Foundation Africa-Tanzania (MFA) is ready to help Tanzania do its part. In fact, it’s proposal has been selected as … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation, Reforestation Critical To Tanzania

Deforestation Costing Tanzania Billions Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings (US$3.5 billion) by 2033. Investing in reforestation, forest conservation and agroforestry can reverse that drain on the economy and the nation. Forest ecosystems in the … Continue reading

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Tanzania Women Supporting Families Through Horticulture

Women Entrepreneurs Boosting Tanzania’s Economy Horticulture is gradually becoming popular, not only in Arusha where the industry first took roots, but also across Tanzania’s entire agricultural sector. Principal Agricultural Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Mr. Merius Nzalawale … Continue reading

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World Bank Pumps $44.9 Million Into Water Projects In Tanzania

Access To Safe Water, Sanitation Services The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved 44.9 US million dollars to support access to safe water and sanitation services for the poor in rural and urban communities. According to a statement … Continue reading

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Mellowswan Has World’s Largest Carbon Capture Project Ready

Reforestation Part Of Climate Change Strategy Deforestation is contributing to climate change in many ways. The good news is that reforestation is part of the solution. Reforestation is one of the few proven carbon capture solutions available today. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Africa Selling Its Heritage, Future For Pennies

Land Grabs and Natural Resources Africa is up for sale by the acre to the highest bidder. But how can rice exports from Ethiopia to Saudi Arabia be justified? Land grabs have grabbed global attention. It’s on the agenda at the World Economic … Continue reading

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UNDP Supports Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania

Agriculture Critical To Sustainable Economy UNDP  Tanzania  in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the President’s Office, is supporting the establishment of the Agriculture Delivery Division (ADD) within the  President Delivery Bureau (PDB) which, is charged with spearheading transformation of … Continue reading

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