FAO in Tanzania

Success stories

Elishililia Mollel is a living example of how pulses farming can transform somebody’s life. She is a widow with three children living at Kikatiti village about 30 kilometers south of Arusha town. Ms. Mollel depends on small-scale farming as the main source of income. Her husband died in 2005 and unlike what was expected of a widowed woman in her community, she refused to be inherited by her husband’s relatives as per local customs and instead decided to work hard on her own to raise her children.

In the context of the FAO’s component of USAID-funded Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) programme, the Tanzania Animal Health Surveillance Network (TANSNet) was launched by Dr. Charles Tizeba, the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF), the United Republic of Tanzania at a workshop held in Arusha from 5th – 6th December 2016.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) - ECTAD facilitated and supported MALF to establish and launch TANSNet.