On the road: Tanzania

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Travel with Marcus to Tanzania and see what life is like in the deep field. Visit nutrition centres, see school kids showing up for their daily meals and get a taste of original Masai goat. Welcome to 'On the road' in Tanzania.

Now playing: Onion fields and Masai goat
Now playing: The value of a school meal
Now playing: Food for a million people
Now playing: A woman returns from despair
Now playing: Fighting malnutrition in a drought
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1. Onion fields and Masai goat

8 Jun 2009 | 41 Comments | 2'22"

2. The value of a school meal

8 Jun 2009 | 6 Comments | 3'26"

3. Food for a million people

8 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 2'24"

4. A woman returns from despair

8 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 2'42"

5. Fighting malnutrition in a drought

8 Jun 2009 | 1 Comment | 3'24"
You're on the road with:

Marcus Prior

Spokesperson for South and East Asia

I have lived in Africa for the past 12 years, with the last 6 as WFP spokesman in East, Central and West Africa. I hate flying, but always seems to be on planes. I think I am probably a bit too old to be videoblogging, but you can make up your mind for yourself.

Onion fields and Masai goat

See the green field of onions that has recently appeared in the dry Rift valley thanks to a new irrigation system. Needless to say, WFP had a hand in it. Go with Marcus as he learns how the system has delighted the local community and as he samples some Masai goat meat.

The value of a school meal

Get a taste of what it’s like going to a primary school in rural Tanzania. Marcus finds that some kids, after walking to school each day, then walk 6 km more just to get the water needed to cook their lunch. But, on the plus side, he also finds that WFP school meals mean many more kids move on to secondary education.

Food for a million people

At any given moment, 800 trucks, 70 planes and 30 ships are transporting WFP food somewhere or other. Marcus explores the port in Dar Es Salaam, where much of the food for east Africa arrives, and see how much food is needed to feed a million people for a month.

A woman returns from despair

Marcus goes to Tageta, north of Dar Es Salaam. Here he meets Prisca, a woman living with HIV who a few years ago was so weak she couldn't even lift a bucket. Now, she is perfectly able to farm her land and care for her son. Find out how. 

 

Fighting malnutrition in a drought

Discover how WFP nutrition programmes work as Marcus goes to a village where drought has made the daily struggle against malnutrition even harder. He shows you how choosing crops wisely can make all the difference in these situations. And finally, if you’re interested, he is also chased by a tortoise.

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Wonderful videos. I also like to work in charity organizations. I don't want to see people suffering from poverty. Especially children's because they are the one who will lead the country. Children need nourishment to grow and to be able to get an education and live long and healthy lives. The Government and economic system is so corrupt that there is not even cheap insurance for new drivers. So, we should bear in mind that if we want to help we should give them opportunities for a better education.
Wow! What an amazing new system you have in place there and what great results you seem to be getting. Thanks for letting us have a look! Rich

This is a great video.  I would like to help all the children around the world.  I don't like to see people suffer, especially children.  I think that hunger prevents people from doing so many things because it takes away their strength.  Children need nourishment to grow and to be able to get an education and live long and healthy lives.  The government and economic system is so corrupt there is not even cheap insurance for new drivers. This video gives such an appreciation for the work that is going on all over the world. 

takes a while to load, but worth it :) great ending, with energy and excitement and great to see a positive look at Africa

As for me, I'd like to help all the children of the world. You know education is very important for the future of the country. In fact if the country gives nice education the next generations will live much better. Then a question appears. Why doesn't the government takes care of the education. I've read one book about it. Found it at the files search engine about the standards of living in many countries. I cannot retell the whole book but it is very interesting. You begin to understand a lot of important things. So, we should bear in mind that if we want to help we should give them opportunities for a better education.

I am a Truck Driver and I would like to offer my skills to you if u need extra drivers.
I have been driving for 40 yrs and also i drove a truck in the former yugoslavia from 1992 to 1994 during the conflict carrying aid with the Red Cross. If I can be of any help please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you.
regards.
Barry

I'D WISH TO THANK THE ENTIRE ORGANISATION FROM ITS BOARD MANAGEMENT NARROWING DOWN TO ITS STAFF AND IN CONSIDERATION TO THE SUPPORTIVE STAFF OF SALVAGING THE POSSIBLE HUMAN HEALTH AND CO-EXISTENCE WITH OUR LITTLE RESOURCES.
GOD BLESS YOU!

have never thought about it like that before. Thanks so much for the depth and understanding at which you covered the topic. it's a useful piece of information not only for me but for many others. have read a lot on the topic at different blogs and books but this piece really gives food for thought. what you do is a great job and I really appreciate that with your help more and more people get to know about many problems and try to find solutions

Great blog! Would recoommend!

Excellent work Marcus!!

Hi Marcus,you are doing a good job!I would love to be a part of this. You are definitely a great inspiration.That's a great video and I have a great deal of appreciation.

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Kitty

I am really impressed with what you are doing! Great work! I wish you never to give up and broaden the horizons of these poor but happy with you people!I am glad that I have chosen a topic for my term paper "World Food Organisation and its activities".

I think you guys bring up a good point about many Americans, kids and adults, being unable to identify Tanzania on a map. I think that it is difficult for people to care about things, people, place that they don't relate to, things that don't have any relevance to them.

Hi Marcus,

"Too old for videoblogging"? Your joking. Your doing great. I use a Flip HD to get content for our Nile Cruise and our Kenya holidays websites. What your doing is great and you are using your skills for a much better purpose than I do.

Keep it up and best wishes in all that you do.

Colin
Liverpool, UK

hope everything becomes allright for these people.many people are doing a great job by getting involved in charities.

I really hope WFP gets the irrigation project running smoothly. It's just not right for communities to be living without the basic neccessities.

YA YOU LOOK TIRE ALRIGHT. AT LEAST YOU ARE PEACEFUL WITH YOURSELF KNOWING THAT WHAT YOU ARE DOING MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD HE'S NOT GOING TO TAKE YOU FOR GRANTED. I CAN ONLY TALK, THROW IN A FEW BUCKS HERE AND THERE,THAT'S ABOUT IT. ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT MAKES US ENVY. WHY CAN'T WE BE MORE LIKE YOU...SO RUN MARCUS,

I just cannot believe how people still survive in such type of areas wherein even the basic necessities i.e., food and health system is not in place. The irrigation project by WFP will definitely be a turnaround for such communities and definitely reduce lot of their sufferings and bring cheer to them.

It is tough to know how people still survive in such conditions wherein even the basic things i.e., food & health system is not in place. it is amazing how WFP's irrigation project has brought a new turnaround in their life. It is just too good.

We think you are doing a good job !

Keep it up & best wishes for the future,

The team

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You are doing a great work. I appreciate your work a lot. It is very inspirational video. Keep it up.

Hi Marcus, it's quite elating to see people like you being so active in trying to address poverty and hunger wherever they may be. I'm sure guys like you are gonna be blessed with good karma a thousand fold. Alvin

have never thought about it like that before. Thanks so much for the depth and understanding at which you covered the topic. it's a useful piece of information not only for me but for many others. have read a lot on the topic at different blogs and books but this piece really gives food for thought. what you do is a great job and I really appreciate that with your help more and more people get to know about many problems and try to find solutions

thank you for clearing my doubts.

great work. i really like it. thank you.

This is so great. Look at how excited they get towards the end of the video! We were able to sponsor a well in zambia late last year. Always great to be able to help.
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i also saw a documentary on this article. nice.

This is pretty inspirational stuff. That's a great video and I have a great deal of appreciation and respect for the World Food programme and its members

Bravo UNWFP!You are doing very good and commendable work and as such, i want the whole world to recognize and appreciate the humanitarian assistance that you are offering to better the lives of millions of people world wide.I am very interested in joining and devoting my entire life in serving the world's disadvantaged people together with you. Please continue and do not get tired of assisting the world's populations that need such assistance.
Thank you.

OBARO AMOS KYLE
Social Worker
Maindi - Uganda.
e-mail: kyle.edgar@gmail.com

Thank you for article

keep doing all the great work. good to see all's well!

you are definitely doing a great job. This is so good to do. I would love to be a part of this. You are definitely a great inspiration.

GOOD JOB THANK YOU

WFP is doing VERY GOOD PROGRAMMES.

Ur work is excellent.cont' saving lives

You guys have a great job there. I hope i can be part of your inspiring activities. I've supported you all with adding this site's banner on my blogs.

wow. its sad to see that some people have it so bad. :( it was nice to see that one woman so happy about a minute and 24 seconds in, though.

Thanks, very inspirational.

t3sc. serving the needs of the 3rd sector

takes a while to load, but worth it :) great ending, with energy and excitement and great to see a positive look at Africa

A lot of Tanzanians abroad and at home visit blog MICHUZI
Post your link to him and it will reach thousands.
Will be in touch

Thank you for serving humanity in this most important way.
Are there employment opportunities with WPF in Tanzania?
Paulette

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This is an amazaing task done by WFP. i never realized this untill i had seen this article. Thanks a lot Marcus for this and i am sure now to be a part of this program in one way or the other.

First and foremost, thank you for what you're doing. Secondly, I'd like to know if there is a need for teachers in Tanzania? Perhaps at the school that is discussed in the video clip. I am currently a teacher in Oregon (U.S.), but I'm looking to do something more meaningful and rewarding. Is the WFP hiring?

Thank you.

Garrett

Regardless if people should be bearing these children or not, they are here, and they are children of God. I think it is wonderful that there are a few people in this world who care enough to donate their time and efforts to making a difference. Thank you WFP. Keep up the good work!

Wow! This is an amazing cause! Keep going, you guys are wonderful people. Making a difference, to make the world a better place.

HI I THINK THAT YOU HAVE THIWS PROGREM IS VERY GOOD I WILL GET YOU 10000 GRAIND OF RICE

Big up to WFP for feeding well our school kids. I still doubting with our reproductive behavior. Why do we bear good number of children whom we can’t feed? Well, through the WFP they have managed to increase performance by higher attendance levels and better academic performance, what about the rest of the country? The day before yesterday Mheshimiwa Mizengo Pinda was launching something and he expressed his feelings about our dependence behavior. Let’s think critically; is this appropriate? Why do people in developed nations bear few kids as compared to us while they can afford to bear more than they have?

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THe task done by WFP is just amazing. hope i could be of any help to them. i am somewhat attached to this site.

GREAT new movies which I will be sharing with my elementary school students when I show them the FREE RICE game. Thank you for what you do.

Mrs. Sisco
Librarian
Blue Grass School
Knoxville, Tennessee
USA

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Hi,

 

I really love this video

 

Amazing Post.

 

 

 

Keep up the good work of feeding people. Without food none can exist.

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I found your videos very insightful. Thank you for the necessary and very important work that you do to combat hunger.

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