Editor’s note: Uganda-based reporter Halima Abdallah of The East African developed this story at an environmental journalism workshop led by Eric Freedman, director of MSU’s Knight Center for Environmental Journalism which publishes The Food Fix.
Will the commercial viability of Lake Victoria and its ecosystem be sustained? This is the question arising from re-emergence of low value native species like dagaa against dwindling stocks of high-value species like the Nile perch.
Cassava is an important food crop is many areas of Africa. Anselm Patrick Moshi and his team at Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization are researching the use of renewable energy to process cassava.
This presentation by Anselm Moshi of the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organization was given at a recent workshop at Michigan State University’s Global Center for Food Systems Innovation.
Other presentations by recipients of Innovation Grants awarded by the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation are here.
Tanzania is an East African country with an economy that depends on crops like corn and rice. Climate change is causing warmer temperatures and unpredictable rainfall in Tanzania, and crop yields are suffering. Not all farmers are affected equally. Small farms are impacted more than large farms, and women farmers have additional obstacles that make adapting to climate change extra difficult.
Jennifer Olson, far right above, is an associate professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. Listen to her describe her research on how the climate is changing in Tanzania, and how that change affects Tanzanian farmers.