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First Planting Season


Some Facts

Most Tanzanian villages have large areas of crop land. (Dawar has 3,000 acres, Upper Kiteti has 5,000 acres) Many villages also have large areas of unused land.

If they can increase their yield by 10 bags per acre, (quite possible), over 3,000 acres this would bring US$ 600,000 extra into the village every year! Go figure.... All the big concerns around providing Food Security, Education, Basic Services etc will be met, and best of all, the young people will see there is a future in the village.

Each machine can plant 1,000 acres per month. (more if they worked nights) Both these villages can usually plant two crops per year, there is also a large variety of crops they can grow, so they can plant for about 4 months! It all adds up to huge economic potential in these dry land areas.

Our Plan

We are working in two village areas. Upper Kiteti and Dawar Village (above).

Most Tanzanian villages have large areas of crop land. (Dawar has 3,000 acres, Upper Kiteti has 5,000 acres) Many villages also have large areas of unused land. If they can increase their yield by 10 bags per acre, (quite possible), over 3,000 acres this would bring US$ 600,000 extra into the village every year! Go figure....

All the big concerns around providing Food Security, Education, Basic Services etc will be met, and best of all, the young people will see there is a future in the village.

Each machine can plant 1,000 acres per month. (more if they worked nights)

Both these villages can usually plant two crops per year, there is also a large variety of crops they can grow, so they can plant for about 4 months! It all adds up to huge economic potential in these dry land areas. . Our intention is to work with them for 5 years, and our hope is by then they will own everything and be doing it all themselves

At the start of February, I returned from Tanzania after our first planting season. The trip was fantastic and some highlights were ...youtube/h2SfmbERsAw


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Tiamoyo Empower Project 

empowers farmers in Northern Tanzania to fund their future by bringing agricultural economic development to their villages.

The project partners with village leaders and farmers, providing equipment and expertise to see increased yields and villages

lifted out of poverty.

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