Tanzania’s current drive to boost agri-business with investments from abroad has some merits, but the effect on smallholder families and the food security of the country remains highly doubtful.
Nawahi P. Nawahi started to build his small farm back in 1995 on unused land near Bagamoyo, Tanzania, which the government had abandoned many years ago. His two daughters and two sons grew up on that plot and he was even able to send them to school with the small surpluses the farm generated. But this happy story is coming to a sad end.
Over the weekend, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. This brought to a successful conclusion the work by Biovision over the last three years on the drafting of the Agenda. Biovision welcomes the new 2030 Development Agenda with its much greater focus on sustainability.
“From Lab to Land”: The latest publication from icipe describes the development of the push-pull technology from the female perspective. The push-pull programme has some strong women working on it - as researchers, farmers, teachers and students.