foatz About Us

Foundation for Organic Agriculture Tanzania (FOATZ) is an organization that provides knowledge and services to small farmers, especially marginalized farmers who have inadequate knowledge of ecological organic farming techniques, market skills of natural/organic products, and sustainable livelihoods.

Agriculture is Tanzania’s main economic activity that employs about 77% of the total population. The change of the climatic system raises concern on how best natural resources should be utilized to sustain and increase crops and livestock production.

The majority of small scale farmers are using poor agroecological practices that degrade the environment.
These are:

  • cultivating small size of farmland,
  • cutting all trees,
  • poor applied simple tools in preparing the land,
  • practicing mono-cropping
  • poor farming practices within the hills,
  • overgrazing and bush-fires.
  • Applying synthetic chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides

Vision Statement

Organic Agriculture is widely adopted and seen organic food on every table in Tanzania.

Mission Statement

To engage and involve all stakeholders in organic agriculture, facilitate the exchange of scientific knowledge of organic food and farming systems and help practitioners disseminate, apply and implement innovation and scientific expertise consistent with the principles of organic agriculture.

Our Team

Paul Rusimbi

Paul Rusimbi
President (Non-CEO)
Canada

Stephen Rusimbi

Stephen Rusimbi
Chief Executive Officer – Program
Tanzania

Michael Gomela

Michael Gomela
Chief Executive Officer – Operations
United Kingdom

Basil Lema

Basil Lema
Accountant (CPA)
Tanzania

Ally J. Ramadhani

Ally J. Ramadhani
Communications Officer
Tanzania

Joyce Lusunike

Joyce Lusunike
ICT Specialist – Volunteer
Canada

Richard Kibaja

Richard Kibaja
Organisation Advisor
United Kingdom

leonard

Leonard Alex Chapi
Field Officer
Morogoro – Tanzania

Sijaly

Sijaly Pascal Mkongwa
Field Officer
Morogoro – Tanzania

Madebe Lidai

Madebe Lidai
Community Mobilizer
Tanzania

Our Coordinators

Albert Moris

Albert Moris
Coordinator
Kishapu – Tanzania

Betty Mtawa

Betty Mtawa
Coordinator
Morogoro – Tanzania

John Mwala

John Mwala
Coordinator
Mbozi – Tanzania

Rehema

Rehema Mwongofi
Coordinator
Njombe – Tanzania