Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program

Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera's Chika Oduah discusses Tanzania's high food production yet high malnutrition. Photo: Al Jazeera

Fruit for thought in Tanzania nutrition fight

www.aljazeera.com – Selemani Hussaini never though much about eating fruit in the past. The 46-year-old Tanzanian farmer mainly eats ugali, a thick maize-based porridge. Toss in a few cooked beans, tea or instant coffee and this completes a typical meal.

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Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James
Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers for Social Good met Daria, a participant in Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Project. Photo: Jennifer James

How Community Gardens are Changing Lives in Tanzania

www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.

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Bringing Better Nutrition to Tanzania’s Farmers

www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.

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CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE
CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

CARE Visits Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Site in Tanzania

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WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.

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