Tearfund Canada is supporting Diocese of Central Tanganiyka with a four-year agriculture and livelihoods project in Dodoma City district and Chamwino District. The region faces regular droughts and erratic rains.
Many families depend on farming and livestock rearing to support themselves and their families, but struggle to earn or grow enough to support themselves year-round.
This project is responding by training participants in conservation agriculture (promoting soil cover, crop rotation, and minimum soil disturbance) and supporting village self-help groups.
Over the four years, the project will reach 4,000 households (approximately 35,000 people).