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Building capabilities, securing the future

In the District of Arumeru as in other parts of the world, food security stems from autonomy. Let’s make sure everyone can produce enough to feed themselves, in a sustainable way

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Project Safe Food, Save Lives
Period 2011-2013
Sector Food security
Area Africa
Country Tanzania
Status Closed
Partners Oikos East Africa | District of Arumeru | University of Milan Bicocca, Department of Geological and Geotechnological Sciences | TAHA Tanzania Horticultural Association | TPRI Tropical Pesticides Research Institute
Financing bodyEuropean Union | Mediafriends

In the District of Arumeru, in Northern Tanzania, thousands of children go hungry every day.

The Safe Food, Save Lives project, promoted by Istituto Oikos and financed by the Mediafriends Association, fights this evil.
Its goal: reduce diseases and eating disorders and contribute to guaranteeing better food security in an area where 64% of children are malnourished.

Famine in an isolated area

We want to improve the health conditions and especially the nutritional state of roughly 8,400 children of school age (6 to 14 years), in eight rural villages.

We will carry out all our actions in an area that has been hit by a period of severe famine and is in part isolated due to the precarious condition of the roads, a lack of suitable infrastructures and a shortage of primary services and goods and means of communication that facilitate access to the local markets.

Beekeeping, orchards, efficient kitchens

We will do everything we can to reduce drastically the percentage of malnourished children: we will create school vegetable gardens and orchards, start beekeeping activities and build energy-saving canteens and kitchens in schools. We will organise intense nutrition training and education activities aimed at teachers and families.

We will focus on improving access to drinking water in the selected schools, de-fluoridating the water, creating rainwater collection systems and building toilets.

Access to drinking water

This operation will involve the two wards of Oldonyo Sambu and Ngarenayuki in the Arumeru District in Tanzania. Alongside this action, we will raise public awareness both in Italy and in Tanzania.

Oikos does not hand out food: it works towards providing the disadvantaged communities with the means and tools needed to achieve greater autonomy.


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BONIFICO BANCARIO:
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Banca Popolare di Sondrio, ag. 1 - via Porpora 104, Milano 20131
IBAN IT80R0569601602000006906X78

CONTO CORRENTE POSTALE:
c/c 61923629
intestato a Istituto Oikos