The Corazon foundation wants to contribute to WHO’s ambition of zero hunger in the world by distributing Sowing Seed boxes and training materials to Tanzania in close collaboration with Caritas.
The Corazon foundation wants to contribute to WHO's ambition of zero hunger in the world by distributing Sowing Seed boxes and training materials to Tanzania in close collaboration with Caritas.
Corazon is a Dutch Christian organisation aiming for a social and sustainable world. Their goal is to 'do good' for people who are most in need to have sustainable solutions with the church as a leading force. Home gardens are a potential solution to increase a household's dietary diversity. Home gardens can provide diversified fruit and vegetable intake to meet the dietary requirements of the households.
Indeed, in a research conducted to compare different agricultural interventions in their effectiveness to improve nutrition outcomes, 11 out of 13 home garden intervention increased the nutritional outcomes. Corazon therefor wants to support woman in Tanzania with Sowing Seed boxes and training so they have access to a more diverse and nutritious diet.
The main research question stated by the students addressed in the research is 'What is needed to use the full potential of the Sowing seed program in Tanzania'?
After eight weeks the students came up with the following:
The student consultancy report contains information about and advices for the Sowing seed project. The Sowing seed project is a home gardening project that aims to overcome food insecurity in the Kagera region, within Tanzania. Before implementing the Sowing seed project on a large scale, the consultancy team advises to start with a small pilot, which could help to convince other stakeholder to participate in the project. Advices on the process of development project, containing planning and structure are given. Additionally, practical advices concerning the seed box and trainings is provided. The advice is based on literature research about the Kagera region and home garden projects and on interviews with key stakeholders.