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Sustainable Seaweeds Farming in Tanzania

Description

Coastal communities in Tanzania rely on seaweed farming, but outdated practices limit their income and hinder ecological sustainability. Sustainable Investments and Development Initiatives' (SIDI) project empowers 150 farmers, focusing on women and youth, with improved techniques, tools, and skills. This leads to higher yields, better post-harvest processing, and the creation of value-added products like soaps and foods. SIDI will establish seed banks for consistent supply and provide training to boost local capacity. The result: increased daily earnings, reduced poverty, improved gender equity, and a healthier marine ecosystem.

 

Details
Sustainable Seaweeds Farming in Tanzania
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Innovator Sustainable Investments and Development Initiatives (SIDI)
  • OIC Financing
    39,975.00
  • Beneficiary United Republic of Tanzania
  • Category
    Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Focal Point
    Martin Malongo
  • A Tanzanian seaweed farmer assesses a thriving crop, ready for harvest.
    A Tanzanian seaweed farmer assesses a thriving crop, ready for harvest.
  • Tanzanian women seaweed farmers processing their harvest.
    Tanzanian women seaweed farmers processing their harvest.
  • Harvested seaweed from small-scale farms hangs dry, a vital step in the post-harvest process.
    Harvested seaweed from small-scale farms hangs dry, a vital step in the post-harvest process.