Tanzania

Tanzania is a country in east Africa with a population of over 49 million people. You can find blogs, news and resources about the country here.

Seeds of Freedom Tanzania: A film


11 August 2016

We are told that Tanzania has an abundance of available fertile land, but that production is inefficient, based on many small farms, and needs modernisation through private sector investment in large-scale high-input industrial agriculture. Critics maintain that Africa has been lined up for corporate agribusiness market penetration, with a focus on land and water, food and bio-fuels.

Fighting for seeds and soil: a film


31 May 2016

“The chemical based model of farming drains income because you have to buy seeds and buy fertilisers, to buy insecticide and buy pesticide. Organic farming is a lot more successful [and I don’t have] to buy from the shop.”

Who's telling the truth about the New Alliance and farmers in African countries?


15 January 2016

You’d think they’d have got the message by now, but alas no. As we enter the fourth year since the launch of the controversial New Alliance project, it continues in the face of scathing criticism and condemnation from civil society.

Tanzanian farmers lead the way


06 January 2016

The message from farmers groups in Tanzania is clear. They don’t want an agricultural system that is dominated by large multinational companies, they don’t want to be dependent on purchasing synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides, and they certainly don’t want a commercialised seed system that sees them being forced in to purchasing new seeds every season.

G7’s ‘New Alliance’ deal is failing farmers in Africa

22 December 2015

Four inspiring people I met in Tanzania


10 December 2015

Tanzania is a country at forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side passionate small-scale farmers groups are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.

‘Win-win’ investment in Tanzania?

1 July 2015

Corporate-led aid wreaks havoc in Tanzania

19 June 2015

Debt and despair: how small-scale farmers feel the impact of so-called "responsible investment"


18 June 2015

Revealed: how farmers displaced by a new project in Tanzania complain of receiving inadequate compensation, leaving many in despair.

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Irresponsible Investment - Agrica's broken development model in Tanzania

June 2015

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.

In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an outgrower model based on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technologies. The investment project receives considerable financial and technical support from various development institutions including the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and USAID.

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Seeds of Freedom Tanzania: A film


11 August 2016

We are told that Tanzania has an abundance of available fertile land, but that production is inefficient, based on many small farms, and needs modernisation through private sector investment in large-scale high-input industrial agriculture. Critics maintain that Africa has been lined up for corporate agribusiness market penetration, with a focus on land and water, food and bio-fuels.

Fighting for seeds and soil: a film


31 May 2016

“The chemical based model of farming drains income because you have to buy seeds and buy fertilisers, to buy insecticide and buy pesticide. Organic farming is a lot more successful [and I don’t have] to buy from the shop.”

Who's telling the truth about the New Alliance and farmers in African countries?


15 January 2016

You’d think they’d have got the message by now, but alas no. As we enter the fourth year since the launch of the controversial New Alliance project, it continues in the face of scathing criticism and condemnation from civil society.

Tanzanian farmers lead the way


06 January 2016

The message from farmers groups in Tanzania is clear. They don’t want an agricultural system that is dominated by large multinational companies, they don’t want to be dependent on purchasing synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides, and they certainly don’t want a commercialised seed system that sees them being forced in to purchasing new seeds every season.

Four inspiring people I met in Tanzania


10 December 2015

Tanzania is a country at forefront of the global battle for control over our food. On one side corporations are lining up to seize control over the country’s land, seeds and soil. On the other side passionate small-scale farmers groups are strengthening their networks and deepening pre-existing knowledge in an attempt to keep control of their resources.

Debt and despair: how small-scale farmers feel the impact of so-called "responsible investment"


18 June 2015

Revealed: how farmers displaced by a new project in Tanzania complain of receiving inadequate compensation, leaving many in despair.

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Irresponsible Investment - Agrica's broken development model in Tanzania

June 2015

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.

In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an outgrower model based on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technologies. The investment project receives considerable financial and technical support from various development institutions including the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and USAID.

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Millions of pounds of UK aid money have been invested in a project in Tanzania which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them into debt and impacting the local environment, according to a new report by The Oakland Institute released today in collaboration with Greenpeace Africa and Global Justice Now.

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Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies are today meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. No details or mention of the meeting are publicly available but its existence was leaked by one of its attendees.