The Coffee of Tomorrow

The Coffee of Tomorrow

Morris and his wife Erize Mwashirindi have been growing Arabica coffee in Southern Tanzania for decades since Morris inherited his father’s land. Although Southern Tanzania experiences only one rainy season in the year, the rainfall can be quite heavy and prolonged....
Closing The Gender Gap in Coffee Production

Closing The Gender Gap in Coffee Production

Climate change is putting a strain on coffee production and the greatest impact is faced by smallholder farming families who depend on the lucrative cash crop for their livelihoods. Frankly, it is women, more than men, who are at the center of the struggle. This is...
Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

Kitchen Thoughts on Gender Mainstreaming

Johannes Thoma (26), Executive Management Assistant at implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung recently visited Tanzania to learn more about the gender component of c&c. “I have seen women walking 10 hours to get water! “, I grumbled as I lifted myself out...
A community takes care of its own water supply

A community takes care of its own water supply

The community of Idugumbi in rural Mbeya, Tanzania had faced the challenges of declining coffee yields due to the growing scarcity of water for a long time. The only available water source that was shared by 4 villages: Idugumbi, Ihombe, Iwala and Utengule, was not...
Climate Smart Innovation in Swahili

Climate Smart Innovation in Swahili

Usa River, Tanzania – December 12th, 2018 – Ubunifu is the Swahili word for creativity. And not only in Tanzania one needs a little bit of Ubunifu in order to be successful and make a difference in protecting the climate. The Mbokomu Youth Group in the...