Stories: Food

  • 17 Delicious Ethiopian Dishes All Kinds Of Eaters Can Enjoy

    Ethiopian cooking can be heavy on meat — but the east African country’s cuisine is also full of delicious and super-satisfying dishes that are perfect for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten and lactose-free eaters. Ethiopian food is probably best known for the spongy sourdough flatbread called injera, which serves as the “spoon” for lentil, bean, meat,...

  • Childhood Stunting Slows Public Health Progress in Tanzania

    Yasin Issa thinks he is too small for his age. The 13-year-old boy stands less than four feet tall. He wears a thick brown canvas jacket around his petite body and plays with his friends on one of the many hilltops in his neighborhood nestled on the slopes of the Uluguru Mountains in eastern Tanzania. "We don't eat...

  • In Tanzania, Farmers Reap the Benefits of Radio

    How do you share ideas – including potentially transformative ones – with people who do not have Internet access, are largely illiterate, and live far from paved roads? Even in today’s hyper-connected world, most farmers in Tanzania – who make up 75 percent of the country’s population of  48 million –...

  • One Acre Fund Members Singing Before Weekly Farmer Training

    One Acre Fund member sing and pray before each of their weekly meetings. We observed a weekly meeting in Iringa, Tanzania, where One Acre Fund has just started its second season in Tanzania. Jennifer James reported from Tanzania as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).

  • Changing Climate Threatens Tanzanian Farmers

    The stretch of road from Morogoro to Iringa cuts through Mikumi National Park before traversing the Udzungwa mountains. Dead baobab trees stand gray and fat against the seemingly endless stretches of dirt. Changing rainfall patterns and a lack of overall water access is making life increasingly harder for Tanzania farmers. The country hopes to improve food security, nutrition and...

  • Farming Eden in Tanzania

    If there is an Eden for international charities in Tanzania, it might be a small plot in the Malala sub-district of Nambala. Goats feed from green grass while standing on elevated enclosures. The cows are close behind in their own pen that sits directly next to a bio-gas generating system, across from caged chicken and surrounded by elevated key-hole...

  • “One Acre Fund” e e os pequenos agricultores da Tanzânia

    O livro do incrível Roger Thurow sobre o “One Acre Fund” – “Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change” (A última temporada de fome: um ano em uma comunidade rural africana prestes a se transformar, em uma tradução livre) narra um ano...

  • A Visit to One Acre Fund in Mlanda, Tanzania

    Tom Murphy took these pictures in Tanzania as a fellow with the International Reporting Project (IRP).  

  • One Acre Fund in Tanzania

    Elda Msemwa, 40, is a farmer in Maguliwa. She plants maize and onions, raises 30 chicken and two adult children ages 18 and 22. Her oldest daughter is one of the only 7 people in her village attending university after winning a government scholarship. When asked if she’s proud of her, and if she’d be upset if her daughter never...

  • Simple Innovations Revolutionize Farming in Tanzania

    Zanzibar is a small island about 20 miles off the Tanzanian mainland in East Africa. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, this semi-autonomous tropical nation, known as “Spice Island” is home to close to a million inhabitants. Though the African and Arab hybrid population relies heavily on the fishing industry, over 75% of Zanzibari’s are sustenance farmers. Tourism has...