Scaling-up Organic Fertilizer Production for Sustainable Avocado Agriculture

Scaling-up Organic Fertilizer Production for Sustainable Avocado Agriculture

  • Countries :Tanzania

Overview

Scaling-up Organic Fertilizers Production for Sustainable Avocado Agriculture is the business partnership facility project in Tanzania funded by King Baudouin Foundations for the period of two years (2021 to 2022). The project is implemented by lead partner Guavay Company Ltd. (for-profit, fertilizer production) and project partner Kilimo Trust in two districts of Njombe and Rungwe in Njombe and Mbeya regions, respectively. The project goal is to change the standard of avocado production through application of organic fertilizer and is targeting 1,688 smallholder avocado farmers in Njombe and Mbeya region (of which 40% are women).

Project goal: The project goal is to scale up production of organic fertilizer production to meet local demand for fertilizers while in parallel contribute to improving the socio-economic conditions of avocado farmers.

Specifically the project is aiming to:

  1. Scale-up the annual production of organic fertilizer by Guavay Company to 1,500 MT per year.
  2. Create organic fertilizer market with at least 25 SME agro-dealers while creating 90 formal jobs.
  3. Build capacity on Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) and create organic fertilizer market to at least 1,688 smallholder avocado farmers in Njombe and Mbeya region (of which 40% are women).

What has been achieved so far:

  • Avocado production manual development.
  • Avocado cropping calendar development.
  • Baseline study conducted.

Contact Person

Salum Hamadi - shamadi@kilimotrust.co.tz

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Kilimo Trust Head Quarters
 Plot 42 Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala Uganda
  Telephone: +256 392 264 980/1/2
  Email: admin@kilimotrust.org

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