Farm for the Future‘s mission is to increase the productivity of farming in Tanzania and hence improve food security and nutrition and help reduce rural poverty. We do this by running a commercial farm which serves as a beacon for best practice agriculture in Tanzania. In parallel, we work every day to spread best practice throughout the farming community. We are guided by the priorities of the Tanzanian government as expressed in the Agricultural Sector Development Program (Phase II). FFF is fully aligned with the UN’s sustainable development goals and with the development plan of, amongst others, the Norwegian Government. FFF has the strong support of the Tanzanian government. We are proud to have both the Kilolo District commissioner and the Regional commissioner of Iringa on our advisory board. This unique approach means that we have a double bottom line: commercial success and development of the community.
Farm for the Future Tanzania Ltd is a private commercially run farm. The land of 651 acres is owned by Ilula orphan program (IOP) which also own the majority share of FFF. Farm for the Future will be a sustainable farm. It is a major regional development project aiming to reduce poverty, to increase farming knowledge, to increase crop production, tackle social exclusion of young mothers and fight malnutrition and unemployment.
FFF has decided to focus on Seed Maize and Macadamia nuts. The first 16 ha of seed maize were planted in December 2019, and the plan is to build up to 60 ha in 2022 and 150 ha from 2023. Macadamia planting is planned for 2021, total 65 ha. These high value crops require will secure the future of FFF and help to develop commercial farming in the region.
Farm for the Future Ltd also is a capacity building arena and it has already registered an NGO called AGRONOMIC FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (ACE) which will provide training to young mothers, local farmers, children from Kindergarten and Primary schools.
On February 12. 2018, the Kavli Trust, Norway granted 580.000 USD for the establishment of Farm for the Future. This grant made it possible for FFF to start cultivating already in 2018. The main building and warehouse at the old part of the farm has been renovated, and will be used as the headquarters for the first three years.
OUR GOALS AND PRIORITIES:
- Sustainable and profitable growth
- Meeting the UN’s sustainability goals
- Helping young mothers to stand on their own feet
- Local farmers are assisted out in the market
- Food and food safety is a hallmark
- Vocational training and creation of new jobs
- Children and young people are interested in, and get increased knowledge about the importance of agriculture
- Multiple aid organizations work together to develop FFF and the local society
- “We learn from each other” and develop people, products and communities that can be duplicated
- We communicate the development so that others can learn