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UV.STV-22 TANZANIA Mpapa- ZANZIBAR AGRIC-CULT-MANU 07/09/2020 26/09/2020

Basic Information

 

Project code: UV.STV-22

Project name:  Agriculture & Sustainable livelihood 

Starting date: 7th Sept.2020

Type: AGRIC-CULT-MANU

Ending date: 26th Sept.2020

Location: Mpapa- ZANZIBAR

Number of Volunteers: 10

Min. age: 16

Max. age: 99

Participation Fee: €250

Description

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. This project is aiming to provide support to small-scale local farmers, resulting in improved livelihoods for farming communities and more resilient and sustainable agriculture practices. It is knowledge and skills exchange project where local farmers will have an opportunity to exchange with volunteers.

JUAWA is a local farmers 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. This International workcamp has been organised here hosted by the farmers’ cooperative to support their initiatives.

 

Activities

  • 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 yoghurt juices.
  •  Environment:  Tree planting and environmental education and awareness.

 

Accommodation & Food

 

At the community residential house. Get ready to share room with other 2-4 volunteers of the same sex. Toilets and washrooms will be outside the house. Water and electricity will be available. No beds, however we will have mattresses to lay on the floor. Our kitchen-volunteer staff will be available to prepare meals however, each volunteer will be required to help in meals preparation. Vegetarian meals will be available for the entire period of the project.

Location & Leisure

 

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. Possibilities for free time activities includes:

  • Spicy tour & Zanzibar stone town tour
  • Visiting Islands (Prison, Pongwe, Mnemba, Uzi etc)
  • Dolphin tour, Blue lagoon, safari Blue and Fishing game
  • Jozani Forest with cultural and eco tours
  • Sun set at Kae Funk
  • Mpapa Village tour

Remarks (Other Information)

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 border of entry on arrival by presenting UVIKIUTA invitation letter.

Special Requirements

  • Interested or who want to know about agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihood
  • Interested in an outdoor, farm and field activities
  • Flexible and open minded
  • Open to learn and contribute

 

Nearest Airport

Zanzibar International Airport

 

Meeting Point 

Volunteers will be picked up at Kiponda Bed & Breakfast accommodation, located along Kiponda Street in Zanzibar Stone town on the 7th September 2020 at 16:00 hrs. (You may wish to reserve your accommodation in this place if arriving before the date/time indicated). Visit their website or call the manager for reservation.