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Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project

SAKiRP
Tanzania

Project summary

Agriculture is the main economic activity in Kigoma Region, employing over 70% of the population, dominated by small-scale farmers, especially women. The major crops are maize, beans, cassava, rice, bananas, oil palm, coffee, tobacco and various fruits and vegetables. Recently sunflower has been introduced in the region.

The agriculture in Kigoma region is characterized by low crop production and productivity, poor service delivery, lack of farmers' organization, poor market access, weak linkages between actors and the lack of active search for supporting each other and achieving a win-win collaboration.

Code TAN1403111
Start date 25 November 2015
End date 24 November 2021
Stage Execution
Donor Belgium
Sector 31120 Agricultural development
Budget Not available

General objective

To contribute towards increased local economic development and wellbeing of smallholders in Kigoma region through sustainable agriculture development

Specific objective

To improve food security and increase income amongst smallholders, especially women and youths in Kigoma region, through specific value chains, diversification of income sources and sustainable use of natural resources

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