Sheltered in a narrow valley in an isolated corner of the Korogwe District, Bombo Majimoto is the most remote of the 2Seeds project sites. Thanks in part to this geography, Bombo boasts a small river that passes through the village year round, even when other areas of the district are plagued by drought. This consistent access to water, coupled with the area’s rich, fertile soil, creates a strong foundation for agriculture.
However, the remoteness of the village creates barriers to accessing markets. Bad roads mean transportation options to bring crops to markets are few and very costly. In addition, isolated farmers without exposure to agricultural best practices are unable to effectively and responsibly use the abundant natural resources available to them.
The Bombo Majimoto Project capitalizes on the natural resources of the area by working with a dedicated group of farmers to sell crops collectively, thereby offsetting otherwise restrictive transportation costs. Utilizing the year-round availability of water, the group employs a collectively owned and operated pump irrigation system (purchased through a 2Seeds loan), enabling them to cultivate crops during the dry season and sell when supply is low and prices are high. Additionally, Project Coordinators arrange frequent trainings for Partners in vegetable cultivation best practices, enabling the group to grow high quality products.
Most recently, Bombo PCs and Partners have built greenhouses, where they are growing garlic and cayenne pepper. These crops, which are small and easy to transport, sell for a good price at market. 2Seeds farmers in Bombo look forward to high profits from these products as they continue on the road to income security!