FFF is committed to practicing environmentally responsible farming to produce sustainably. We are climate-smart, we do conservation farming, we use renewable energy, we think green first in everything we do, and we are working closely with our community in practicing farming that has the best interests of the environment.
With the mission to increase the productivity of farming in Tanzania and improve food security and nutrition as a way of helping to reduce rural poverty, Farm For the Future is running a 350 hectare farm of seed maize and macadamia nuts in Iringa, Tanzania.
Inclusivity of smallholder farmers and overall community empowerment remains central to Farm For the Future’s operating principles and success. This unique approach is implemented through the provision of agronomic training to neighboring communities. The initiative continues to promote social-economic inclusive growth by empowering smallholder farmers to shift from subsistence farming to formalized agribusiness.
In just five years, Farm For the Future has successfully developed a commercial farm which serves as a beacon for sustainable agricultural practices in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. This is a result of our investment in strategic partnerships with the government, the communities and the private sector. While doing this, we have constantly invested in human capital, soil health, improved seed, crop protection and conservation agriculture.
While we are relishing the success of our four start-up years growing commercial and seed maize. From last year our priority is on high value crops mainly macadamia and hybrid seed maize. To sustainably and profitably grow these high value crops, we have invested in irrigation agriculture by building a 480 ML dam and have installed irrigation systems for 120 ha seed maize. This is expected to boost production, increase the value of the land and significantly improve profitability