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 meant that often farmers could not sell all the fruit they grew and much was left to rot. Up to a quarter of the fruit was estimated to be lost before it reached the market because of poor handling and storage after harvest.
We worked to help women farmers earn more money by:
By helping women to hone their business skills, we enabled them to:
We worked with DORT Africa, a local non-governmental organisation based in Dar es Salaam, amongst other partners.
This innovative project was just one of many across eastern Africa made possible by Farm Africa’s Maendeleo Agricultural Enterprise Fund.