Janet Maro is a leading Tanzanian social entrepreneur and agroecologist.
Janet Maro is a leading Tanzanian social entrepreneur and agroecologist. In 2011, she founded Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), an umbrella organisation that acts as the main centre for organic and sustainable agriculture in this country. Sustenance agriculture is an important strategy for the sustainable protection of native forest in Eastern Africa. The SAT Farmer Training Centre has thus far trained more than 1,000 people from Africa, Europe, America and Scandinavia on Sustainable Land Management (SLM). Janet was finalist for the Tanzania Women of Achievement Awards (2013), as well as finalist for the Guardian International Development Achievement Award, also in 2013. She featured in National Geographic’s “The Next Green Revolution” issue, where she discusses ecological organic agriculture in her country. In 2017, Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania won the first Lush Spring Prize Award for Established Projects.