Irrigation projects help farmers in rural Tanzania

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An irrigation development programme supported by the UN rural agency IFAD has helped change the lives of small scale farmers in rural Tanzania.

Single mother, Cecilia William, struggled for many years to grow enough to feed her family.

Like the majority of farmers in her area, she used to rely on unpredictable and irregular rainfall to irrigate their crops.

Since IFAD introduced the programme in her area, she now has regular access to water.

Cecilia's yield is almost 5 times higher and with almost double the income, she has become an innovative entrepreneur.

IFAD's Joanne Levitan has the story.

Duration: 4’23″

 

 

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