Hands-On in Tanzania
Figures Improving The Lives of Young Coffee Farmers
Changing mindsets of farmers towards new approaches is one of his challenges. „Farmers often do not understand what we are doing, they do not support it, and if that’s the case, I try to explain to people what we are trying to achieve“, he describes the dilemma. But without farmers the project doesn’t work. Having them of board and creating solutions together with them is the only way to have sustainable outcomes. “We need to convince them to join us. Our 12 wells for artificial water collection are all voluntarily lent to us by farmers to run our pilot MAR project.“
Working with water means mostly being outside. “Sometimes during the rainy season it is necessary to make it quick in the morning because it usually rains in the afternoon, but it’s unpredictable so I often get dirty and wet with muddy boots“, Vinh tells about his daily work.
In our series “Hands-on” we are introducing you to our field staff from all over the world. Every day they are working close to the coffee farmers and support them to develop sustainabile practices.