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Improving food security, health and livelihoods.

The Ukerewe Farmers Field School Project (FFS) is a three-year project designed to improve the health, nutrition and economic well-being of rural farmers living on Ukerewe Island in Tanzania. The final year and a half of the project is being implemented with the generous support of the Gay Lea Foundation. Project activities are centred on building upon the achievements made in the first half of project implementation. Farmers are working in FFS groups to learn and apply improved methods of cultivating crops while diversifying crop production, as well as formalizing food production to develop income-generating opportunities.

Read about the project: Ukerewe Farmers Field School Project

The Gay Lea Foundation is also supporting Phase II of the Food Security and Economic Growth Project in the Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia - a remote and underserviced area of the country close to the border with Sudan.  

Gay Lea's funding will support the formation of two new cooperatives and the strengthening of two existing cooperatives, while also building the capacity of farmers and union leaders.

Read about the project: Food Security and Economic Growth Project