PrAEctiCe project is funded by the HORIZON Europe programme under Grant Agreement number 101084248

Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) Transferring Agroecological Knowledge to Communities

PrAEctiCe project partner Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) is dedicated to training and assisting farmers in adopting sustainable food and agriculture practices. To achieve this, SAT will organise ‘train-the-trainers’ courses to equip advisors with the necessary skills to train local farmer representatives. These representatives will then pass on their knowledge and techniques to their communities.

SAT works to address the challenges in agriculture through sustainable solutions in Tanzania. The organisation has deep roots in the farming community and understands that active collaboration with farmers is essential to addressing the current and future challenges in agriculture.

In the PrAEctiCe project, they will provide on-site training for integrated aqua-agriculture, offering practical solutions to farmers for developing agroecological practices. The three PrAEctiCe living labs in East Africa will facilitate this training process.

As part of the project, SAT will host and assist in constructing and developing the living lab for fish-poultry integrated systems at the Farmer Training Centre in Vianzi, Mvomero, Morogoro.

The living lab encompasses a fish pond and a poultry unit, integrating them into an Aquaponics system.

The lab’s primary objective is the study of fish-poultry integration systems, collecting data to validate the PrAEctiCe indicator framework and decision support tool. The lab will investigate vegetable production using aquaculture sludge and poultry manure to enhance soil productivity. Furthermore, the wastewater from fish ponds is utilised for irrigation purposes.

After the completion of the Aquaponics system in the living laboratory, an open-door day will be held, providing the general public and other stakeholders with an opportunity to visit the site, observe the operations first-hand, and taste the food grown on the farms.

Joseph Masonda, Communications Manager at SAT, says, “SAT’s vision is to see widespread adoption of agroecological methods to improve livelihoods of communities, conserve the environment, and reduce pressure on natural resources by farmers.”

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