In the village of Kijungumoto, most families are locked in a cycle of subsistence farming. For decades, Kijungumoto benefited from predictable rain, but recent years have witnessed shifting weather patterns and increasingly unreliable rains. Furthermore, the lack of local agricultural expertise has left farmers without means to adapt.
The Kijungumoto Project empowers smallholder farmers to be agents of change in their community through a multi-year educational curriculum focused on agricultural and business trainings. By equipping Kijungumoto farmers with basic skills in money management, business finance, and strengths-based problem-solving, 2Seeds is helping them use the assets within their community to generate reliable income and adapt to the changing environment.
Kijungumoto Partners are applying their training through business opportunities in beekeeping and home vegetable gardens. In 2014, 2Seeds provided Kijungumoto Partners with seed financing for ten beehives. The Partners are now selling honey in high-value markets in Dar es Salaam, and have plans for expanding production and sales! Additionally, 2Seeds organizes trainings for Partners in issues relevant to vegetable production, such as efficient irrigation techniques and planting best practices to cultivate vegetables for both consumption and sale.