Tanzania Women of Achievement Award 2013

 

We are happy to announce that our Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) Director Janet Maro was among the nominees of the Tanzania Women of Achievement Award 2013. Actually she was ranked as number 2 in the category of agriculture. Her eagerly work for SAT is acknowledged by many people since she spreads the idea of organic and sustainable agriculture among thousands of people.

The whole team from SAT is congratulating her for this achievement.

What made us as well happy is not only that our director was ranked as no. 2. Also it was cheering us up that Mama Shujaa won the trophy, who is actually a 70 year old organic farmer and teacher who spreads sustainable farming technologies already for several years in her community. Hence SAT congratulates as well Mama Shujaa for her big achievement.

In fact two strong and green women in the front of  agriculture as vibrant leaders paving the way for progressive and sustainable methods of farming which will  nourish as well our further generations. Thank you, we salute you!

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All the nominees at Serena Hotel in Dar es Salaam.

 

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Mama Shujaa together with our Director Janet Maro and her little daugther Anna.

 

IFOAM Report

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) Report “IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UPTAKE OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN EAST AFRICA” is online available now.

Drawing on over 150 in-depth qualitative interviews with selected organic farmers in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, this series of articles presents highly convincing examples of the enormous development and progress Organic Agriculture can bring especially to resource poor farmers and their families.

From page 16 to 18 you can find the story “ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO IMPROVED LIVING CONDITIONS OF FARMERS OF THE MAENDELEO GROUP IN TANZANIA” which is actually about a farmer group which is facilitated by SAT.

Through the IFOAM OESA II project the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) supported SAT and the Maendeleo Group through the certification process of the East African Organic Product Standard (EAOPS) by using a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) which is actually a cost efficent way of certification and hence suitable for small scale farmer groups.