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Tanzania: Cattle trails become dangerous erosion ‘super-highways’

A community reporting project with Tanzanian high school students, and aspiring journalists, Loomoni Morwo, 19, Agnes Daniel, 18, for FRW. Jeremiah Chuma stares down into a chasm. He is standing only a stone’s throw from his family home in Ngarash,

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Tanzania: Small-scale farmers speak up for better market access

Digging her hands into the soil, Juliana Amadeus pulls up a fistful of onions with green, leafy stems. As the wind picks up, the onions’ pungent aroma wafts across the one acre farm. Ms. Amadeus drops the onions on to

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Beep4Weather: Forecast and Farming advice available on-demand in Tanzania

With weather patterns shifting due to climate change, farmers need weather-related information they can count on. Luckily, their mobile phones can help them get it. “Utabiri wa hali ya hewa” (Swahili for “Beep for Weather”) is a radio and mobile phone service for

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Tanzania: Wise Women Farmers Adapt to Changing Times

On the slopes of Mount Meru, Grace Marko feeds her cows by placing grass and water directly into their trough. This method of zero grazing, in which she keeps her livestock in an enclosed, shaded area, means her cows remain

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Tanzania: Young Farmers Fight Climate Change in Zanzibar

In the small village of Kiombamvua, young Zanzibaris are turning to farming. Drought and sea water intrusion have taken their toll on the island’s farmland, and the young people are trying to combat the effects of climate change. Ali Abeid

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