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Exploring agrarian livelihoods in Tanzania

22 - 29 Nov 2017, National Museum and House of Culture, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

This tea leaf was just picked in Cianten village, within the boundaries of Mount Halimun Salak National Park in West Java, Indonesia. Tea is a valuable commodity, and in Tanzania investments in smallholder inclusion in the industry has altered lives and livelihoods with impacts on the value chain. Photo by Aulia Erlangga for CIFOR.


A week of exhibitions, dialogues and film screenings at the National Museum and House of Culture in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, will explore the lives of sugarcane, tea and rice farmers and their role within the industry

Visual storytelling: Land and livelihoods in the growth corridor of Tanzania

22-28 November 2017

An exhibition documenting the daily life and livelihood narratives of outgrowers in Kilombero, Ihemi and Mbarali will include photographs, short films and story maps with tea, rice and sugarcane producers.

From agrarian imaginaries to agricultural futures: Elements for successful outgrower schemes and inclusive value chains within SAGCOT

29 November 2017


Key stakeholders will participate in a day of dialogue, with CIFOR sharing findings from interviews with outgrowers and company representatives from Unilever Tea Tanzania, Mtenda Kyela Rice Supply and the Kilombero Sugar Company. The forum will focus on smallholder inclusion and outgrower schemes across the different value chains, landscapes and communities represented in three priority Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) clusters. Discussions will explore successes, challenges and visions for creating a shared value between agricultural investors and small farm producers.

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This research is supported by UKAID, part of the DFID Knowfor Corporate Commitments to Sustainability sub-project.


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