Major Challenges in Tanzania:
The FJS African Starch Development Company Limited is a private company established under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania with its corporate office located in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, University Road, P.O. Box 34634.
The company was incorporated to become the local arm of the Foundation to accomplish its goal of implementing its plan in Tanzania. The plan consists of two fundamental activities:
Agricultural productivity directly impacts the income and livelihood of the world's poorest people: Three-quarters of all people who survive on less than $1 a day live in rural areas,
and most rely on agriculture for food and income.
The project consisted in:
The scope of the plant was to improve the overall market for local cassava farmers. The plant creates an output for local farmers. Thus creating an impetus for farmers to increase their
production and allowing them to grow cassava not only for food and survival but also to generate steady revenue .
Plant was completed in 2015.
The Foundation financed the acquisition of Land. The land was unoccupied and not cultivated Farmers were invited to work on the land & participated in the project in respect of local tradition The foundation financed the acquisition of modern Equipment to insure high yield. During this process, 2 wells were created bringing free water to local population and power was brought as well.
In 2016 the UNCDF extended a grant to the FJS African Starch Development company for its work in Bungu.
The Foundation gifted his shares to local villages and management and resigned form the Board to let local management continue the development
The Foundation is exploring new projects in Africa and Haiti but none are definite yet.
The Foundation is also starting to explore a possible involvement in the fight against Homelessness in the United States of America, a plague unacceptable in a western society.