Ecovillage Around the World

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Welcome to the Chololo 2.0 website !

Welcome to our new website documenting the EcoACT (Chololo 2.0) climate change adaptation project. The EcoAct (Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania) project will build on the successes of Chololo Ecovillage to increase the capacity of vulnerable semi-arid rural Tanzanian communities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and reduce poverty. The…

Extension Officers Trained to Use Climate and Weather Information

Erratic rainfall patterns as a result of climate change have meant that selection of planting time is a crucial determinant of crop success or failure for farmers in Dodoma region, Central Tanzania.   On 8th and 9th December 2017, the EcoACT project organised a training session for extension officers of Chamwino District and Dodoma Municipal…

EURACTIV Share the Successes of EcoACT

When Jorge Valero visited Dodoma in November of 2017, it wasn’t his first time in the region. He had previously visited Chololo village in Chamwino District in 2013. On this return visit, the Brussels-based journalist was greeted by locals as an old friends. However, the villages that he came back to visit were not altogether…

From Chololo to Kikombo: A Unique Story of Development and Growth

In 2013, when Brussels-based reporter Jorge Valero first visited Chololo village, in Kikombo ward, Dodoma, he saw the beginnings of change. The EU-funded Chololo Ecovillage project – a model of good practice in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – had recently begun and villagers were beginning to experience the benefits. Four years later, Mr Valero has…

Regenerative Agriculture to Build Climate Resilience in African Agroecology Pioneers

This October, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) organised training on regenerative agriculture for 20 farmers and extension workers feature in 10 AFSA agroecology case studies from across Africa. The case studies, collected in AFSA’s Making the Case for Agroecology initiative – coordinated by the Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) – are available…

Solar Workshops Spark Hope in 50 Young People

This September, the EcoACT project has been engaging 50 young people from Chamwino and Dodoma Municipal Council Districts in workshops on solar appropriate technology (SAT). SAT is solar technology that meets the needs of rural people, can be made and repaired using mostly local skills and materials and is affordable. The coach for the two…

Visit to Muheza Climate Change Project

The European Union in Tanzania is currently funding five projects through the Global Climate Change Alliance 2 (GCCA II). Each of these projects uses a holistic approach to work towards building resilience to climate change in Tanzanian communities. Ecovillage Adaptation to Climate Change in Central Tanzania (EcoACT) is one of these five EU-funded projects. Another…

EcoACT at Nane Nane, Dodoma

From 1st to 9th August, the EcoACT team and 35 participating farmers attended Nane Nane in Dodoma – this year’s headquarters for the national agriculture exhibition in the Central Zone of Tanzania. The primary objective was to showcase the practices and technologies that have made villagers of Idifu, Miganga, Kikombo and Chololo resistant to the…

Tz Climate Conference Calls for Action

The EcoACT Project organised the first National Climate Change Adaptation Conference at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar in March. The conference was attended by 146 representatives from international organizations, academia, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, sector ministries from central government, local government authorities, and the smallholder farming community who shared lessons and experiences…

Energy saving stoves halve fuel wood use

The project has constructed 317 energy-saving stoves this year in Kikombo and Miganga villages, reducing fuel wood use by 50% in those households. Check out the 49 second video below.

Water flowing in two new villages

Project partner MAMADO has been working at full speed to get drinking water flowing in two new villages. They have achieved an amazing amount in the first year: constructed a new 25,000 litres elevated water storage tank at Idifu village, installed a solar water pump at Kikombo village, rehabilitated water supply infrastructures and formed water user entities…