Who we are
Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) is a membership based NGO registered on 14th May in 2005 under the NGO Act of 2002. It is a National umbrella organization that aims at providing leadership and coordination in developing and promoting the organic agriculture sector in Tanzania. Currently TOAM has about 100 members comprising of different categories including; farmers organizations (associations and cooperatives), no-government organizations (NGOs), organic operators, companies, distributors, researchers and traders.
The members are grouped into the Seven zones including; Eastern Zone, Northern Zone, Southern Zone, Western Zone, Central Zone, Coastal zone and Zanzibar
KEY STRATEGIC AREAS FOR TOAM
Food, nutrition & health
Food and Seed Sovereignty
Environment, climate change and biodiversity
Gender & youth empowerment
Farm productivity and profitability
Market access and value chain development
Campaign and advocacy
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TOWARDS CONVERSION TO ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
Step 1: The need to convert
Consider making a move to organic agriculture if your answer to some or all of the following questions is “yes”
Step 2: Gather information
Get well equiped with the adjustments required by talking to other organic farmers and contacting a local advisor
Step 3: Join organic farmers group
If you are in an area where there are other farmers practicing organic, joining their team will help you improve your performances through exchange learnings from the members.
Step 4: Attending Organic agriculture training/courses
As part of the organic agriculture standards requirements, organic operators should make sure they have attended training or courses offered on organic agriculture management principles and practices to make sure they are well knowledgeable of their operation
Step 5: Complete the conversion period
After deciding to start organic farming and have all the necessary information required, you can contact TOAM to visit your farm and offer the “in-conversion licence” and the conversion period immediately began
Step 6: Identify your certification body
Depending on the targeted market, it is important to identify and contact certification body for further guidence on how you need to handle your production system so that you can be qualified for the certification
Step 7: Inspection and certification
After identifying the certification body you need, you can send your application and inspection will be done as per their procedures
2nd NEOAC in October 2021
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Account name: Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement
Account number: 01J1043011900
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For additional information on our organic farming methods, upcoming events, or how you can get involved, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to share knowledge, support sustainable agriculture, and build a community dedicated to the principles of organic farming. Reach out to us, and let’s grow together towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly future.