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09 Dec 2014 description

Peace Corps volunteers Luke and Samantha Temple of Durango, Colorado, are generating local income and boosting nutrition rates in their Tanzanian community by teaching proper chicken care techniques to local community members. The Temples trained a group of 23 village representatives in practices that included building safe chicken shelters, making nutritious feed and preventing diseases. With help from the trained village representatives, they have educated more than 200 community members.

04 Dec 2014 description

Better growing methods and seeds raise incomes

Dec. 2014—Tanzanian smallholder rice farmers often use seeds saved from past seasons to plant their fields. Since these indigenous seeds are typically recycled several times, most have reduced viability or have developed susceptibilities to disease. The reliance of farmers on weak and damaged seed results in low yields and constrains agricultural development. Access to improved seed can help solve these problems, leading to agricultural productivity and higher profits.

04 Dec 2014 description
report AlertNet

MARUHUBI, Zanzibar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) –Zanzibar has begun relocating coastal families on the island of Pemba who are facing inundation from worsening high tides. 

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29 Nov 2014 description

Low farmgate prices resulting in low income for poor households

KEY MESSAGES

  • Staple prices are unseasonably low at this time, allowing food access to some poor households, but limiting income for producers. Despite the National Food Reserve Agency’s miaze purchases since September, farmgate prices in the Southern Highlands have not risen. Nationwide, prices are expected to remain low until March.

29 Nov 2014 description

Low farmgate prices resulting in low income for poor households

Key Messages

Staple prices are unseasonably low at this time, allowing food access to some poor households, but limiting income for producers. Despite the National Food Reserve Agency’s miaze purchases since September, farmgate prices in the Southern Highlands have not risen. Nationwide, prices are expected to remain low until March.

28 Nov 2014 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains caused flash floods in Morogoro region, located approximately 270 kilometres West of Dar es Salaam, between 22 and 23 January, 2014. The rains which fell upstream in the regions of Tanga, Dodoma and Manyara overwhelmed the river banks downstream, especially Mkundi River, resulting in disastrous flash floods in 3 districts namely Kilosa, Mvomero and Gairo in Morogoro region.

21 Nov 2014 description

Kadeghe Fue is a young faculty member at Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture. While he himself was a student not so long ago – earning his Master of Science degree in agricultural and biological engineering from the University of Florida – his accomplishments to date are impressive.

19 Nov 2014 description
report Guardian

UK and international donors suspend Tanzania aid after corruption claims

International donors have suspended nearly $500m (£311m) in budget support to Tanzania in response to claims that senior government officials siphoned off funds from the country’s central bank under the guise of energy contracts.

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07 Nov 2014 description

Tanzania - IOM Tanzania this week convened a three-day “Migration Dialogue” conference to respond to the ever-evolving and complex dynamics of migration flows from the Horn of Africa, through Kenya and Tanzania to South Africa.

Twenty-four senior representatives from the governments of Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia, and from IOM and UNCHR, met in Zanzibar to discuss the migration challenges facing the region and how to address them. The event was funded by the Government of Japan, as part of IOM’s ‘Voluntary Return Assistance to Migrants in Tanzania’ project.

06 Nov 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2014/15 “vuli” season crops is underway in bi-modal rainfall areas

  • Significant reduction in maize planted area is expected in response to frequent poor weather in several previous “vuli” seasons

  • Land preparation is ongoing in uni-modal rainfall areas for the 2015 “msimu” season crops

  • Maize prices continue to decline in major markets following commercialization of recently-harvested crops

03 Nov 2014 description

In Tanzania, as in many other developing countries, women tend to perform agriculture’s most time- and labor-intensive activities. Yet unfavorable regulations and sociocultural norms limit women’s decision-making power and reduce their access to the assets they need to improve food security and nutrition for their households.

29 Oct 2014 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains caused flash floods in Morogoro region, located approximately 270 kilometres West of Dar es Salaam, between 22 and 23 January, 2014. The rains which fell upstream in the regions of Tanga, Dodoma and Manyara overwhelmed the river banks downstream, especially Mkundi River, resulting in disastrous flash floods in 3 districts namely Kilosa, Mvomero and Gairo in Morogoro region.

29 Oct 2014 description

In northeastern lowlands, half or less of normal maize harvest expected

KEY MESSAGES

  • In the northeastern, bimodal lowlands, low maize production has weakened agricultural labor demand. Poor households who supply this labor will have less income for food purchase and will likely be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) starting in December.

29 Oct 2014 description

Volunteers educate villagers, schoolchildren on malaria and bed nets

21 Oct 2014 description

The introduction of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the early 1990s by international donors has led to some important new knowledge about availability and uses of water resources in Tanzania. However, more needs to be done to recognise the priorities of the rural majority of small-scale users, and not just those of donors, the environmental lobby and foreign investors in land and water.

21 Oct 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

21 Oct 2014 description
report CARE

To mark the Nyerere Day national holiday in Tanzania on Oct. 14, President Jakaya Kikwete attended celebrations in Tabora district where CARE Canada is implementing the Tabora Adolescent and Safe Motherhood (TABASAM) project.

Funded by the Government of Canada and Canadian donors, this project aims to improve the maternal and reproductive health of vulnerable women and adolescent girls in this region, which has some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country.

17 Oct 2014 description

GENEVE, 17 octobre (HCR) – Le HCR a salué la décision historique de la Tanzanie d'accorder la citoyenneté à 162 156 anciens réfugiés burundais. De toute l'histoire du HCR, c'est le plus important groupe à qui la naturalisation est offerte par un pays de premier asile, en tant que solution durable à des décennies de vie en exil.