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Ambassador Lane VisitsTanzania Food Security Projects

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 1

Ambassador Lane greets members of the Jikuzeni Kware SACCOS, supported by WFP's Purchase for Progress initiative. Ambassador Lane traveled with seven international journalists to learn about the work being done by UN food and agricultural agencies in supporting smallholder farmers and agricultural development in Tanzania.

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 2

After touring the warehouse rehabilitated through P4P, Ambassador Lane meets the local farmers. Jikuzeni Kware SACCOS has over 600 members, 285 of whom are women. Each member cultivates between 0.5 - 3 hectares of land, primarily sunflowers, maize, and beans.

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 3

WFP Country Representative Richard Ragan explains to local and international press how the WFP Food for Asset project contributes to improving food security in Leki Tatu village through the construction of 108 fish ponds. 

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 4

Youth harvest tilapia (small freshwater fish) from a community fish pond built with the support of a Food for Assets project in Leki Tatu, Arumeru, Arusha.

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 5

In Sakila Village, Arumeru, Arusha, food-insecure villagers dug contours along the mountain side to halt erosion and improve water and nutrient absorption into the soil. This project was supported by WFP's Food for Assets in partnership with local NGO CESUDE (Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development).

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Ambassador David Lane takes part in weekly food distribution in Sakila Village. Food is distributed based on work completed in the contouring project.

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Head of Arusha sub-office Kitururu Mbwambo is interviewed by local and international press about the contour project in Sakila Village, Arumeru, Arusha.

Ambassador Lane on Tanzania media tour 8

Students enjoy a school lunch provided by WFP at Arkatan Primary School in Monduli, Arusha.

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Ambassador Lane serves WFP-supported school lunches to students at Arkatan Primary School in Monduli, Arusha.

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Food and Agricultural agencies in Rome, David Lane, completed a one-week tour of WFP, FAO, IFAD and USAID projects in Tanzania. The tour took him and a group of seven journalists from Africa and Europe to rural communities in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions, and to Mkruranga District in the Southern Growth and Agricultural Corridor, to view the work being done to support smallholder farmers, business and the government in improving the food security of the country's most vulnerable.