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Farmers get SMART through Farm Radio International

Farm Radio International is one of eight international and local organizations which have teamed up in northern Tanzania. The group has established an initiative that hopes to transform the lives of 3000 small-scale farmers in four northern Tanzanian districts by turning them into exporters.

Coordinated by World Vision Tanzania, the “Sustainable Market-Led Agriculture and Resource Management” initiative, or SMART, was launched in April. The project is designed to fit in with Tanzania’s new green revolution initiative, “Kilimo Kwanza!” or “Agriculture First!

Zelote Loilang’akaki is a manager for World Vision Tanzania. He says that, in addition to securing overseas markets for Tanzanian vegetables, SMART will work to ensure that the four districts will be food secure.

Farm Radio International will be training local radio stations to produce broadcasts which are directly relevant to farmers. These programs will back up the work of extension agents and make market information directly available to listeners.

For more information, follow this link: http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/local-news/16266-eight-ngos-seek-to-boost-horticulture

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