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Published on 23/05/2014

Climate change and farming/agriculture: End of activities in Tanzania

Until June this year GRET and the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in Tanzania are conducting a project on adapting to climate change in the Uluguru mountains of the Morogoro region. New farming/agriculture practices have been disseminated to over 1,500 farmers in seven pilot villages, maximising irrigation and guarding against soil erosion e.g. through the rehabilitation of irrigation channels, the building of terraces or the introduction of contour stripping’. The project also involves testing new income-generating activities (beekeeping, fish breeding, tree nurseries). GRET and SUA have lent their support to setting up collective organisation methods for managing natural resources, in particular preserving forests and managing irrigation water on the scale of channels and rivers. An experience-sharing and good practices workshop took place in Morogoro on 15 May with local farmers and operators involved in development and the fight against climate change, followed by a national closing workshop in Dar es Salam on 20 May attended by all the instutional operators (ministries, financial backers), as well as civil society and NGO representatives. A new phase of the project is in the process of being worked out.

For further information on the project (in French)