Combat desertification with smart agriculture in Tanzania

Combat desertification with smart agriculture in Tanzania

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James Maligana is a farmer dealing with the reality of climate change in Tanzania. Desertification is one of the most damaging of climate change impacts, destroying livelihoods and habitats.

"The first thing is to have good seeds", says JamesūüĆĪ¬†.

In his area nearly 3,000 households have been given drought-tolerant seeds and are trained in climate-smart agricultural methods to combat dry conditions.

Five ecovillage projects situated in different agro-ecological zones in Tanzania are building resilience against climate change and reducing poverty. They carry out activities ranging from training farmers in how to conserve water and prevent soil erosion, using bio-fertilisation, crop rotation, intercropping, using energy saving stoves, and enforcing by-laws to conserve water sources, among others ūüĆŅūüí¶.
 
All these projects are part of the EU-funded Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) programme managed by the EU Delegation in Tanzania.
 

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