EIHL staff celebrated the new Maize harvest by distributing maize and a variety of fresh produce to Nuru Orphanage and disabled centers in Mbeya, Tanzania.
The successful maize crop was a result of the Maize Seed multiplication Project, launched by EIHL. In addition to the project, the group established demonstration plots in Arusha, Mbeya, Ruvuma, Lindi, Mwanza, Tabora and Morogoro, where they use ETG Inputs products to harvest a variety of fruit and vegetables. These plots, collectively called the NANE NANE project, are carefully monitored by a team of agronomists to ensure that the best practices are captured and rolled out to farmers to increase their yields.
An estimated 32 % of children in Tanzania are malnourished and do not have access to high protein foods that support muscle and bone development. The substitution of animal protein with plant based protein is a major contributor towards improved health and a means to address the increasing food insecurity in Africa. ETG has spent a substantial amount of capital to increase pulses processing capabilities across the continent and placed emphasis on the development and distribution of high quality agrochemicals and fertilizers to maximize yields.
We are excited to launch the crop distribution project from our NANE NANE demonstration farms and to work towards a healthier, protein rich future for our children.