What we do
The mission of Trias consists of elevating the socio-economic security
and the well-being of family farmers and small entrepreneurs by supporting
their member organisations. Furthermore, Trias wants to stimulate a global
exchange and a cooperation between farmers and entrepreneurs.
Trias supports more than one million family
farmers and small entrepreneurs in fourteen countries, spread across Asia,
Africa and Latin America by reinforcing dozens of upcoming producer
organisations and organisations supporting micro-entrepreneurs.
Role in the Maisha Bora Programme
Maisha Bora programme, Trias is responsible for the business component. The idea is to diversify household’s incomes
so that they become more robust and have more funds available for nutrition,
health and education. As the two
districts have very few opportunities in agriculture, businesses offer an
important opportunity to diversify the income of a household.
does this by a bottom-up and a top-down approach.
With its bottom
up approach Trias aims at the creation of
around 250 VICOBAs (village community banks) and at supporting income
generating groups active in poultry, livestock, honey, leather and food related
businesses. We do this by strengthening
the capacities of member based organisations MWEDO (Maasai Women Development
Organisation), PWC (Pastoralist Women Council), LCDO (Longido Development
Organisation) and MVIWATA Arusha, a farmer network active in Arusha
Top-down we work together with the Manyara and Arusha chambers of
commerce in the two districts to improve the business environment. We do this by strengthening the capacities of
the district trade officers and by organizing so called round tables between
the business community and the district officials. The end product will be a clear vision on
potential sectors in the district and the establishment of an investment fund
to support businesses in the two districts.
For more information, please visit our website on: http://trias.ngo/en/