Equitable and Quality Feeding in Tanzania.
Tanzania with promising policies on technology,economy,healthy culture towards quality feeding to all population and sustainable environment
Lead Applicant Organization Name
Binti Inuka Organization
Lead Applicant Organization Type
Youth Organisation (between 18 - 30 years old)
If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.
Agribusiness Business stakeholders
How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?
Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?
Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?
Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?
Tanzania a country covers an area of 947,303 kilometer square.
What country is your selected Place located in?
Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.
Tanzania is my mother land. I am born and living here. We have chosen Tanzania because in relation ti the theme of envisioning regenerative and nourishing food futures for 2050, It is faced with various challenges which need to be solved by different stakeholders in order to reach this vision. for example Tanzanians facing low adoption of technology in agriculture, limited infrastructures, poverty and lack of adequate market for local produce. Also it is reported that over 34% of children are stunted and approximately 42% of children under five years suffer from malnutrition. therefore, health of younger up to old generation is affected by what we eat (USAID & WFP, 2012). Thus, it is necessary to rethink of our food systems and forecast for the promising future food systems.
Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.
Tanzania is estimated to have 56,313,438 population. The official language is Swahili and English. The food tastes and smells good. The entire population is formed by various ethnic groups with different traditions and culture but all brought together by one language which is Swahili. Tanzanians culture for food is three meals per day; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Normally people likes to eat for breakfast tea and maandazi or chapati. in other places especially in rural areas and some parts of urban areas drinks porridge and sweet potatoes or yams for breakfast. for lunch people eats ugali with either vegetables, fish, beans or meat, and in other places they prefer banana stew with beans.there is no difference for what we have for lunch and dinner but most people prefer rice and beans, which is delicious! People have great hopes to have a better tommorrow with access and availability of enough food for their families. Health of the people is not promising due to various diseases such as diabetes, malnutrition etc. this is due to our eating habits we do not consider eating a balance diet, only the affordable and available food for the family. there is less consuming of veggies and fruits compared to starch. Agriculture contributes nearly one third of the country's GDP. We consider it a backbone of our economy. But Tanzania is a beautiful country with lakes, plenty land with diamond and gold, national parks and Mountain Kilimanjaro.
What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?
Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.
currently, Tanzania faces climate change that is prolonged drought, poor diet (malnutrition, diabetes), limited financial resources to support small and medium scale farmers, weak infrastructures (roads, railways and transport facilities),and lack of adequate local and regional markets.
Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.
Vision: Having Tanzania with promising policies on technology, economy, healthy culture towards quality feeding to all population and sustainable development. This vision in order to be realized it calls for action change on policies which direct technology which is very important for developing machinery and other infrastructures which are essential for food production starting from the field to the consumer and disposal. Also enhancing economy as we regard agriculture as a backbone of our country, we need to invest much in it from human resource to material resource to make sure that the return are the best from individual level to national level. In addition to that healthy culture is the best option to adopt, awareness should be given to the public on balance diet for the family meal and ages. also outdated traditions which include gender gap and discrimination in terms of which food women should not eat should be eliminated to ensure health of all people. and Women as main producers should be acknowledged and granted rights to own land and profit from the money which they generate through agriculture. Hence quality feeding should be our culture to all population, to ensure equitable distribution of quality food and to make sure that in all processes of agriculture starting from input to output to consider sustainable procedures in conserving environment.
High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.
Tanzania will have conducive climate condition which support various agricultural activities, quality diet with healthier habits in eating therefore no more malnutrition or diabetes, adequate financial resources and policies to support small and medium scale farmers, quality infrastructures (roads, railways and transport facilities),and adequate local and regional markets. Equity and equality on land ownership rights and money from agriculture to men and women.
Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?
In 2050 having Tanzania with promising policies on technology, economy, healthy culture towards quality feeding to all population and sustainable development. This vision has interconnection with the 6 themes and also has been informed by people engaged in food and agriculture in my country. the suggested challenges and solutions were given priority in formulating this vision.As a system approach being considered policies formulation should involve all stakeholders staring from farmers from all levels, NGO, companies, citizens, professionals, researchers and government officials, so that to generate promising policies which will carter all the needs of people. The same policies will enhance innovative technology which is very important for developing and use of machinery and other infrastructures which are essential for food production, distribution and consumption. Quality farming will boost our economy through internal markets and international markets. Individual economy and national economy will rise we will no longer live under 1. 90 dollar. In addition to that healthy culture in terms of a balance diet will also be adopted by people despite age and gender. No more outdated norms. Tanzania will have healthy population who will be effective manpower to work in other sectors and increase national GDP. Promising policies also will enhance and support sustainable use of environment(land, air, water and forest) to ensure stable climate and conducive weather for more production in the coming generation.
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