Agricultural Transformation for Increased Income and Improved Food Security and Livelihood amongSmallholder Farmers in the Western Tanzania
To improve food security and increased household income and livelihood among smallholder farmers in Kagera region.
Increased staple crop productivity for smallholder farmers
Strengthened and expanded access to output market
Increased capacity of smallholders farming households and agricultural system to better prepare for and adapt to shocks and stresses
- Instituted reverse extension whereby 17 SMEs have started providing training in quantity and quality requirements, help SHFs to develop and execute plans during harvest, and support farmers access to inputs.
- 127% increase annual processing capacity for SME processors from 7,165MT in 2017 to 16, 265MT in 2019.
- Private sector invested in state-of-the-art processing facilities in the region. CODES Ltd (1350MT/month), Kyetema (450MT/month), Mchungaji Agro processing (450MT/month) and Hilal Unga (475MT/month), Rugara Traders CO.LTD (15,000MT of bean/annum)
- 228.7% increase volume of maize met quality standards of buyers from 5931.6MT in 2018 to 19,499.6MT in 2019
- 232% increase volume of beans met quality standards of buyers from 8376.4MT in 2018 to 27,816.8MT in 2019
- 228.7% increase volume of cassava met quality standards of buyers from 1330MT in 2018 to 5002MT in 2019