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Nashuru having received her heifer from Oxfam as part of the women's empowerment program. Photo: Bill Marwa / Oxfam

It is a rather cold day in the mountainous Enguserosambu village in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Maasai women, all dressed up in their traditional colorful clothes, are waiting, some in excitement, some in disbelief.

“It is going to be an emotional day,” says Nashuru, as she waits for her...

Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu village in Northern Tanzania who plans

Female Food Heroes have demonstrated, empowering women food producers as entrepreneurs is transformational for the women, their children and entire communities. Photo: Kwetu Studios/Oxfam
The Female Food Heroes Reality TV Show is a powerful and innovative approach to raise awareness of the challenges Tanzanian women food producers face. More importantly, it also demonstrates the strength and capacity of women food producers to make a significant contribution to agricultural growth...