Seed Change is delighted to announce that we have won a grant from the Australian Government through their Direct Aid Program (DAP) at the Australian High Commission in Kenya!
This highly competitive grant is awarded annually for a once-off, small-scale development project that alleviates basic humanitarian hardship and has a direct developmental outcome. And the Australian Government says Seed Change fits the bill!
Our specific proposal was to construct a Farmer Resource Centre and shamba darasa (farmer field school in Kiswahili) at our existing seed nursery facility. This will give us a central facility to conduct training classes and give farmers hands on experience in the shamba darasa. It will also be a place that farmers can come at any time – not just for structured classes – for on-going guidance and support. The resource centre will allow us to better deliver our on-going farmer education programs and even help farmers currently not directly working with Seed Change.
We are very grateful to the Australian High Commission in Kenya and the Australian Government for this support and look forward to breaking ground on this exciting development.
And of course the timing is pretty perfect as October is our Farmer Education Campaign month. So to make sure as many farmers as possible can get the training and education they need – soon to be at our resource centre – sponsor a farmer today: www.seedchangetanzania.org/donate.