Mission Moment

Farming for the Future in Tanzania

Last year in Kishapu, one of the driest areas of Tanzania, the arid climate and unpredictability of rainfall left many farmers in dismay. Common crops didn’t survive. “We’re willing to try anything that will make us more food secure,” shared one farmer from the region. The Presbyterian World Service & Development-supported food security project in Kishapu provided farmers with weather-resilient, nutritious seed as well as training in conservation agriculture. Through  conservation agriculture—a low-input farming method that helps soil retain moisture—their crops flourished despite the prolonged drought. The farmers continue to apply the methods they learned. By combining resilient seed with soil-friendly farming, they are laying the foundations of a more sustainable future.

PWS&D responds to food insecurity