The Bagamoyo district of coastal Tanzania is well known for fresh pineapple.
But a lack of storage facilities and the refusal of fruit processors to buy non-standard fruit means farmers cannot sell all the fruit they grow and much is left to rot. Up to a quarter of the fruit is estimated to be lost before it reaches the market because of poor handling and storage after harvest.
We are working to help 1,000 women farmers earn more money by:
The women will earn more and hone their business skills, so they can:
We are working with DORT Africa, a local non-governmental organisation based in Dar es Salaam, among other partners.
This innovative project is just one of many across eastern Africa made possible by Farm Africa’s Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund.