TANZANIA FARMERS MARKET
Tanzania Farmers Market is an initiative to give back to the community by supporting the Agriculture sector of Tanzania, providing a platform for local farmers to be able to extend their supply chain network, and for the public to see what great bounty Tanzania has to offer.
It gives farmers and suppliers a free platform to sell their creative products in a market environment. They might be selling items homemade sauces, condiments, freshly grown fruits and vegetables, customized T-shirts, and handmade craft.
The market creates a social space which is engaging, dynamic and fun for people of all ages. It brings the community together in a festival environment which is incredibly diverse, eclectic and full of life.
We have seen a steady raise in participant and guest over the past months and are always adding extra products and activities to entertain both kids and adults who attend the market, and we will continue to evolve into making the market a destination spot for people of all ages to spend day out in Dar es Salaam and other major cities. We intend to launch Tanzania Farmers Market nationally across 6 major cities in Tanzania by end of 2015 in Morogoro, Iringa, Moshi, Mwanza, Mbeya and Dar es Salaam which has been established since last year to expand the number of farmers we currently support.
We believe Food can bring, and unite people together to discuss and share ideas and this is precisely what HFF hopes to do with Tanzania Farmers Market across Tanzania, a place you can come to and sample fresh produce grown on local farms by local farmers whilst raising awareness for the plight of small holder farmers across the country, and the importance of food being that food is something everyone anywhere can relate to as the essential ingredient in life and existence in general, symbolizing and representing how knowledge and education are just as essential for our survival and growth.
Our most significant accomplishment over the past months is to have had the privileged opportunity to connect people to small holder farmers and suppliers helping them to build up their network to succeed and fulfilling their dreams. We have had success stories in the past of vendors connecting with supermarket chains and are now supply their products to those stores directly, helping them take a step up closer to their dreams which wouldn’t have happened if the market did not exist. It is why we are determined to expand nationwide across 6 cities as we believe everyone deserves a chance of a better life no matter their circumstances.
Tanzania Farmers Market success and growth to date is largely due to our dedicated hard work, and the support of our sponsors and the community and we would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who has supported us and hope that you will continue to do so.