About Agriculture in the Region
- Cereals: corn, rice, millet and finger millet
- Roots and tubers: cassava, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams, taro (cocoyam)
- Pulses: mung beans, beans, cow beans, peas
- Oilseeds: sunflower, sesame, peanuts
- Vegetables: okra, eggplant, onions, ginger, lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, chilli, amaranth, pumpkin, cucumber, watermelon, cauliflower
- Fruits: Jackfruit, bananas, avocados, mangos, papayas, oranges, guavas, coconuts, cardamom, cinnamon, pineapple, peaches, lemons, limes, grapes, tangerines, plums, pears
- Cash crops for export: coffee, tea, cocoa, cashew nuts, bananas, avocados, fiber plants such as sisal and cotton
- Lifestock: cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, donkeys, rabbits, fish farming
Training institutions such as the Kilacha Production and Training Center (KPTC) contribute to the professionalization of agricultural production in Tanzania and thus food safety, income and development.
What is your placement organisation doing?
About 500 students are enrolled at the Faculty of Agriculture that offers diploma and certificate courses in Agricultural Production as well as Livestock Health & Husbandry. The centre also offers short courses and seminars aimed at farmers from the region. The new Hospitality Faculty offers certificate courses in Food Production, Hotel Management, Tour Guiding & Tourism.
KPTC grows corn, vegetables and forage crops such as Desmodium and Elephant Grass. Part of the acreage is irrigated by drip irrigation. The forage plants are sold as animal food.
There are also a fish hatchery for milkfish, catfish and tilapia, cows that are hand-milked and whose fresh milk is sold in the center, pig farming, laying hens and broilers. The chickens run free in large halls. Eggs and chicks are sold.
The stone crusher of KPTC crushes rocks into gravel, which is sorted into different grain sizes and sold as building material. Similarly, concrete bricks and pavers are made for sale.
How can you get involved?
In case of supervised internships, a staff member of the institution with appropriate professional qualifications (there are faculty members with various BA and MA degrees) would guide you professionally and take time for your internship supervision.
Working hours are usually from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays to Fridays.
Location: Holili, Tanzania
Availability: All year, Start date flexible
Minimum Duration: 2 Weeks
Maximum Duration: 12 Months
Language Requirements: English
Further Languages Of Advantage: Swahili
Staff house of KPTC
Supervision Possible: Yes
Qualification Of Supervisor: Various related Bachelor and Master degrees
Minimum Qualification Of Intern:
No formal qualification required
Further Contribution for Internship Supervision: Yes, for participation up to 3 months: 100 USD/month; for longer participation: 80 USD/month
Volunteering Possible: Yes
Required Qualification For Volunteer: None
Further Contribution To Project: No
Professional Conduct, Do you have the "right" attitude?
- Single room: 10 USD/night
- Double room: 7 USD/night/person
- Shared room (4-6 people): 4.50 USD/night/person
- Breakfast: 2.50 USD; Lunch: 4 USD; Dinner 4 USD
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The World Unite! Service Package includes:
- Individual Consultation and Preparation prior to your arrival
- Access to the World Unite! Online Resource Centre which has Preparation Materials including Intercultural Preparation, compiled particularly for your destination (PDFs, Videos)
- Preparation Session via Skype, together with further participants
- Arrangements for your Residence Permit or similar permit and other official permits (if required), but not the official government fees for it/them (See costs below)
- Pick-up and Transfers from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) on arrival and departure
- Personal support staff at your location and at our international office
- Orientation and Introduction in Moshi
- Accompanying you to your placement on your first day
- 24 Hours emergency support by local support team
- 50 USD Contribution to your project
- To compensate for the CO2 emissions of your long-haul flights: Costs for 10 seedlings of indigenous trees that we plant on the slopes of Kilimanjaro
- Local SIM Card with 10,000 TSH air time
- Issuance of Confirmations/Certificates for your university, scholarship, insurance, etc. and filling out/signing Internship Contracts for your university
- 15% Discount for Safaris, Kilimanjaro Climbs, Excursions and Watersports Activities offered by "Budget Safari Tanzania"
The Rates do NOT include:
- Accommodation and Meals (see below)
- Travel to/from Tanzania (you book it on your own; we can assist you)
- Official fees for Visa and Residence Permit (see below)
- Insurance (Travel Health Insurance, Liability Insurance, Travel Cancellation insurance; you book it on your own, we can assist you)
- Personal Expenses
- Local Transport (Estimated amounts see below)
- Please note that for supervised/mentored internships, some organizations charge further contributions. You find this information in the "Info Box" below the respective internship description.