Income Generating Projects
FCF recognizes the necessity of finding long term solutions to alleviate rural poverty. We strive to empower local communities with the means to see tangible benefits from their natural resources and the environment through sustainable income-generating projects.
We understand that to have a lasting impact we must focus on enabling people to help themselves through projects that provide sustainable livelihoods.
Through income-generating projects we are able to focus on what the villagers do well and improve their capacity to be self-reliant and support themselves in the long term.
The Rusohoko fish farming group in western Tanzania was formed by their own initiative with FCF support, and the first ponds were dug using the knowledge they gleaned from similar projects in the refugee communities in western Tanzania.
We are keen to see the group succeed and will continue to support them in the initial stages. Once the Rusohoko group is well established we hope to expand this successful initiative to other groups and suitable areas.
Beekeeping is a prime example of how natural resource conservation is directly linked to community development. By promoting beekeeping, FCF is in turn promoting the restoration and conservation of the environment. Kangeme beekeepers (in Tabora District), with the support of the Mzuri Foundation, have just had a record harvest from hives hung in the Ugalla Game Reserve in August 2007. This initiative will empower the beekeepers to expand their production and to value the natural resources of the reserve.
Based on the success of the Kangeme Beekeepers, FCF plans to expand this project in other areas.
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This entry was posted on February 4, 2010 by Friedkin Conservation Fund. It was filed under Community Development, Income Generating and was tagged with Beekeeping, Community Development, FCF, Fish Farming, Tanzania.
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