Vendor shares recipes on how to cook with indigenous plants 

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Oysterbay Farmers Market Celebrates One Year

In June 2013, WFP, in collaboration with Dar es Salaam-based Italian NGO CEFA, launched an initiative to mobilize the urban community around local food production. One year on and the Oysterbay Farmers Market has become a regular feature of Dar es Salaam life. Some 25 vendors set up stalls on the last Saturday of every month, selling fruit and vegetables, pastries, chocolate, coffee and cheese in an open-air courtyard next to the ocean. All the goods are produced in Tanzania and come from as nearby as the city centre, and from as far as Moshi, at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro.



Tanzania is categorised as a least developed and low-income country. The country's GDP has grown in the last decade but this increase has not translated to improved living standards for most ordinary Tanzanians, and more than 40 percent of the population live in chronic food-deficit regions.


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