1. Community Forest Pemba (CFP)

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    Climate change has been making life on Pemba Island, part of the Zanzibar Archipelago, more and more precarious. Community Forests Pemba has been innovating ways of living and working that combat poverty and inequality while also increasing resilience.

    All its activities are designed to regenerate the natural systems that people rely on. Inspired by both permaculture and agroforestry, CFP has created The Spice Forest. The polyculture approach of this project combines natural forest restoration with climate-smart spice farming and provides an important stream of income for the community. The forest is run by a farmer-owned co-operative established by CFP.

    They have planted over two million trees; converted over 150 hectares of degraded land; and trained over 10,000 rural farmers and women in regenerative livelihoods. They also run a Rural Innovation Campus dedicated to regenerative solutions to climate change, where people from around the world come to learn from grassroots leaders in Pemba.

  2. Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar

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    The Practical Permaculture Institute Zanzibar (PPIZ) began in October 2015 and follows a practical hands-on approach to teaching permaculture skills. Most of its courses are taught in Kiswahili and are held at its demonstration farm. It’s courses include a monthly Permaculture Design Course, practical workshops on Composting & Natural Pesticides, specialized courses on Beekeeping, Moringa and Food Forests. It also hosts visits for school classes, NGO’s and a teacher’s program.

    In August 2016 it started a program that targets out of school youths to be trained in Permaculture skills through a four month long program, getting them into green jobs afterwards.

  3. Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT)

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    SAT works with small-scale farmers face-to-face, in a holistic way, to facilitate, exchange and refine agroecological methods through dissemination, application and research, to strengthen livelihoods.

    The organisation creates linkages between farmers, educators, researchers and government, to generate and inspire locally-relevant knowledge.

    Since 2011, SAT has brought over 2000 smallscale farmers into the agroecological farming movement by demonstrating and practising agroecological principles in 72 groups from 52 villages using participatory farmer field schools.

    This community builds SAT’s Innovation Platform where all gained experiences are made accessible to a national community of more than 50,000 farmers.