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Bill Clinton Visits CDI’s Ngongwa Anchor Farm in Tanzania

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Former US President Bill Clinton is making several stops in Tanzania to visit the sites of several Clinton Foundation projects that are improving the lives of thousands of people across the country.

He visited the Clinton Development Initiative’s Ngongwa Anchor Farm in Tanzania on Wednesday, April 29.

The Anchor Farm Project is a commercial farm in Tanzania operated by Clinton Development Initiative (CDI). Upon taking over the farm, CDI introduced improved seeds, fertilizer, and liming, a spraying procedure that increases soil pH and fertility.

Due to CDI’s efforts, 1,000 acres of crop have been planted and are expected to produce 5-6 ton yields – compared to the 30 acres that were planted in the past. CDI also restored and revamped all of the buildings on the property.

Additionally CDI also supports thousands of neighboring smallholder farmers by providing them with access to quality inputs for maize and soy production as well as training and market access. The project’s farmers have access to improved seeds and to training in advanced agronomic techniques.

Bill Clinton then stopped at the Mtitu School, which runs a demonstration plot as part of the Anchor Farm Project, and greeted smallholder farmers in the Lugalo Village.

The former president then visited one of the villagers, Wazia Chawala, and her son at their home.

Wazia Chawala runs a CDI demonstration plot where she shows other members of the community the techniques that help her increase her output and improve her income.

These visits are part of a larger trip by President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea Clinton that includes Kenya, Liberia, and Morocco.