Tumaini University Institute of Agriculture
The Institute of Agriculture was started in 2003 with the goal of increasing agricultural production in the Iringa Region, and especially to help small farmers. The region’s population is approximately one million with nearly 90% of the population involved with agriculture. Sub-Saharan Africa is one region of the world where local food production cannot meet the needs of the human population. Nutrient-depleted soils and sub-optimal management practices hinder a farmer’s ability to move beyond subsistence agriculture. The Institute of Agriculture’s goal is to increase food production to 120% of subsistence.