Taro

In seeking to establish multiple layers of Food Security we have identified the Taro plant (Magimbi in Swahili) as a key ingredient in our vision. The Taro is a highly nutritious tuber that grows and multiplies rapidly in marshy conditions, it is also one of the few crops that thrives during floods. Here in Msamala Tanzania (in Songea), our backyard is adjacent to a small stream and the sandy soil is always wet which is ideal for Taro. We planted 2600 plants and they are thriving in this environment. In addition to eating the roots the stems and the leaves are also edible, so we will always have a continual supply of greens and Taro eat and sell to the local community. In the future we will also be making Taro flour from the cooked and dried Taro root.
760_garden-of-eden

Taro-Farm-d_cr

800_taro