Photo of the Week: Shifting to Better Markets in Tanzania

June 01, 2012

TechnoServe, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, has helped farmers in Tanzania to improve their production, form business groups and sell their produce in bulk. As a result, they are earning a higher price for their tomatoes.

Martha Mtenda (left) and Daudi Yusuph (center) sort tomatoes at a market collection point in southern Tanzania. TechnoServe, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, has helped farmers such as Martha and Daudi to improve their production, form business groups and sell their produce in bulk. As a result, they are earning a higher price for their tomatoes. With the extra income, both Martha and Daudi have improved their homes and are better able to provide for their children.

Learn more about our work with farmers in Tanzania.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

How Much Do You Know About Agriculture and Climate Change?

How Much Do You Know About Agriculture and Climate Change?

Smallholder farmers face increasing difficulty growing crops as a result of climate change. Despite this threat to their livelihoods, many techniques can help farmers improve their resilience in the face of climate-related challenges. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the impact of climate change on small farmers, and the "climate-smart" approaches that can help.

Introducing a New Way to Share Development Knowledge

Introducing a New Way to Share Development Knowledge

TechnoServe has developed a new interactive tool to share lessons from our work.

Can Mushrooms Transform the Lives of Smallholder Farmers in India?

Can Mushrooms Transform the Lives of Smallholder Farmers in India?

In Madhya Pradesh, India, TechnoServe is partnering with Visa Inc. to develop microenterprise opportunities for women in agribusiness. Following a two-day training workshop, women in Sonkhedi set up mushroom incubation units in their homes as a way to earn supplemental income for their families.