Villagers join forces to dig a dam in drought-prone Manyoni District, in central Tanzania. These villagers are provided with food as payment for work under WFP’s Food for Assets programme.
By simply building a facility to hold water, WFP enables villages to harness one of their most precious resources.
A girl digs holes a few metres away from a pond created near the dam. Water that filters through the sand is used for household purposes
WFP supports villages to develop irrigation systems that help improve farming productivity.
Trenches are aligned and excavated to channel water to a vineyard whose produce will eventually make Dodoma wine. This irrigation project is supported by WFP’s Food for Assets programme.
To encourage effective water management, WFP supports farmers to terrace hillsides using local technology. This conserves the soil and results in more productive farming.
Supported by WFP, these villagers have dug a fish pond. Once filled with fish, it will provide them with a source of food and income.
A herdsman crosses a river to access pastures in the Shinyanga region of central Tanzania