The Tanzania Director of Crop Development Dr. Twahir S. Nzallawah was the Guest of Honor during the official launch of the SeFaMaCo programme that is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by Farm Concern International.
The programme, implemented through the SeFaMaCo Model, targets to bring the value chain actors i.e. seed suppliers, farmers, markets and consumers together in order to enhance the value chain production and efficiency. To implement this programme, FCI has partnered with smallholder farmers, research institutions, the private sector, development agencies and government.
Sefamaco Launch- Moshi Tanzania
Entertainment during the SeFaMaCo Launch
The Agriculture One Theatre group entertains guests during the SeFaMaCo Launch in Moshi, Tanzania
Mr. Twahir S. Nzallawahe at SeFaMaco Launch
Ester Ally Mtwalizya of Ideal Health Care greets the Guest of Honour, Director of Crop Development,Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Mr. Twahir S. Nzallawahe look on
Mbuguni Commercial Village
Some of the members of Mbuguni Commercial Village at their processing plant, which is currently under construction. The group has reinvested their savings & proceeds from the sale of processed cassava and intends to increase production.
Orin Hasson & Kristen MacNaughtan of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation look on as Simba Jackson of Mbuguni Commercial Village spreads the cassava chips to dry in the solar drier
The value of Moringa Oleifera
Flotea Massawe describes the value of Moringa Oleifera as guests including Guest of Honour, Mr. Twahir S. Nzallawahe, Director of Crop Development, Orin Hasson and Kristen MacNaughtan of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation look on
This is how its done...
Getruda Naiman demonstrating cassava chipping using the motorized chipper owned by the members of Mbuguni Commercial Village during a visit by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Welcome to FCI...
Chairman Jackson Nkirwa, welcomes Orin Hasson & Kristen MacNaughtan of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Mbuguni Commercial Village
FCI VISION : To have commercialized smallholder communities with increased incomes for improved, stabilized & sustainable livelihoods in Africa and beyond