The Msovi Farm in Mto wa Mbu was established in 2018 by Issac Myonga. “Msovi” means “the blessed one” in Bena, Issac’s tribe.
The aim of this project is to help the community to have a sustainable income to support their daily needs like food, water and shelter. But not only income is provided through the Msovi Farm but the project also helps farmers in different aspects of their lives, for example filling the current gap of knowledge across the village about occurrence, biology, and management of downy mildews as they are lacking modern, efficient leafy greens production systems. This leads to a limitation of farm revenue and profitability, and therefore fresh, local greens are not available year round.
Currently the farm has two full time employees and four part time employees.
Most people living around the community highly depend on agriculture both directly and indirectly to earn their income. The vision of Issac is to improved rural livelihoods and support the provision of enough food products in Tanzania.
His goal is to be a leader in implementing agricultural production technologies that maintain economic efficiency, agricultural sustainability, and complement cropping and livestock production activities. Currently the Msovi Farm is growing different types vegetables for example tomatoes, green pepper, bananas, eggplant, bitter tomatoes, lettuce, zucchini, maize and beans.