Man watering a piece of land with watering can

18. December 2022

18. December 2022

Help with your donation – Train farmers in Tanzania now

From January 2023, we will be giving 40 young people the opportunity to start a twelve-month apprenticeship as a farmer every year. After completing their training, they will be able to set up and manage their own farm. The farm will provide the young trainees with food all year round. And they can grow enough crops to sell some produce and earn a profit.

What the young people will also be learning: Planning and doing business not just on a day-by-day basis. Managing money so they can expand their farm step-by-step and improve yields. Developing into independent businesses. In other words: To live a life that many people around the world aspire to.

Who we teach

The trainees are young people between the ages of 15 and 20. Most of them come from the villages of the Tunduru district – this is the region where our KIUMA project is implemented. On the site, the trainees live in shared accommodation we make available to them. In addition to living accommodation, we provide them with meals and learning materials. We also provide the teaching premises and the land where the course takes place. We also give each trainee an expense allowance of EUR 48 per month or EUR 576 per year.

Your Donation can make a real difference.

Who is the training staff

Teachers come from an agricultural college near KIUMA. This has many advantages for working together with the young people in KIUMA: They are familiar with the culture and social fabric. They are familiar with the soil and climatic conditions in the Tunduru district. They also know which plants thrive in the region and what people who live there buy. A teacher costs us EUR 290 per month.

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How course graduates obtain their own farm

Over the course, we set aside an amount of money for each trainee every month. After successfully completing the course, this sum will serve the young people as start-up capital for setting up a small farm: On a 30 by 30 metre plot, they can produce food all year round. Produce can be sold for a profit and expenses for the next marketing year can be factored in. We save the start-up capital over the training period. It covers the required tools, initial seeds and other necessary purchases.

To put aside start-up capital, we need EUR 10 per month or EUR 120 over a one-year training period.

Your Donation can make a real difference.

Why we think this project is a winner

  • We’ll be working with a qualified partner who has gained experience in crop and livestock farming in West Africa since 2013.
  • The partner has already helped hundreds of people establish a reliable income. At the same time, its training project ensures that people have enough to eat throughout the year.
  • Training gives young people the chance to earn a secure living in their home country. There is no longer any need to look for jobs in the faraway big city.
Man drives small pegs into the ground
For seeding in bed rows, future farmers stretch strings along the prepared soil plot.
several people distribute seeds in the soil along the taut strings
When the soil is well prepared and the seedlings have been properly distanced, produce growing can begin.
Two hands placing a seedling in prepared soil
Each plant has its own requirements. What, when and how a crop will grow well are learned by young people in the farming course project.
As a project partner we are supported by Stiftung Sabab-Lou intensively with their experience in Gambia and with their staff. The pictures used here also show the work from the project already successfully established there.
Frau mit zwei Händen voller Setzlinge
After germinating, certain seedlings need to be “separated”, so they have enough space for later growth.

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