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Learning to farm better

Mwanahawa Msikirwa lives in Bagamoyo, Tanzania with her husband and three children aged 19, 12 and nine.

Farming is a way of life for the family, but they are using only half their ten-acre farm to grow pineapples and corn. The rest is left fallow because they don’t have enough money to invest in planting.

The family lives in a mud hut in a very poor condition and rarely have enough food to eat from one harvest to another. They often go to bed hungry.

Mwanahawa joined Farm Africa’s pineapple farming project to learn to manage her farm better. She’s been appointed chair of the farmers’ group and is confident that by working as a group she and her colleagues will secure better prices from this harvest.