Agriculture: Preparing fields, planting and harvesting of fruits and vegetables. Planting grasses to feed animals.
Dairy farm: Cow milking, cleaning for animals sheds, feeding animals, and helping in processing yogurt juices.
Environment: Tree planting and environmental education and awareness.
Educational activities (Study part): Sustainable livelihood for small scale farmers
Local residential house in the village. Clean running water, electricity will be available. Rooms will be shared with mattress on the floor. Food will be provided at the accommodation for the entire period of the project. Vegetarian meals will be available.
Mpapa is a community of approximately 1,500 inhabitants in the rural area of Unguja Island, Zanzibar. The community is located about 25km from Stone town and is accessible by both public and private transport. Convenient shopping places, market, health centers, telecommunication services are available. Banking facilities can be accessible from Zanzibar stone. Mpapa community is a strategic recreation point taking advantage of been close to most beautiful beaches of Zanzibar among other attractive destinations.
Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays is always free for volunteers to take advantage of the richness in natural, cultural and tourist attraction of Zanzibar to explore. Possibilities are; Exploring Zanzibar historical, natural and cultural sites. These include museums, local markets, stone town, etc.; Enjoy wildlife and marine life. Jozani forest National Park, Blue safaris swimming, tour to small islands, variety of water sports, spice tour among many other options.
Agriculture is the main part of Tanzania’s economy providing livelihoods for about 70 percent of the population. However, many local farmers struggle to make a profit and produce an adequate supply of food for their communities. As a volunteer on the Sustainable Agriculture project in Tanzania your focus is on providing support to small-scale local farmers, resulting in improved livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable agriculture practices.
This project will be hosted by JUAWA, a local farmer’s cooperative in Zanzibar formed to sustain livelihood of its members through agriculture, dairy farming and environment conservation. With 100+ members they are working together in horticulture production, dairy cow, processing of dairy products and tree planting.
Interest on agriculture and livelihood issue
Interested in an outdoor and field activities
Flexible and open minded
Open to learn and contribute
Non-Tanzanian volunteers are required to have business visa in order to join this project. Visa is available online and can be also obtained at the airport or other boarder entry on arrival upon presentation of UVIKIUTA invitation letter.