Tanzania - Food Systems Supply Services in Rural Tanzania (F3SRT) -Baridi Sokoni (AFDB-P-TZ-A00-016)

  • Africa
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  • Tanzania
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Morogoro, Njombe
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  • African Development Bank (AFDB)
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Voting Date
Oct 19, 2023
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Government of Tanzania
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.51 million
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 2.51 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.65 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AFDB website

Updated in EWS Mar 12, 2024

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Project Description
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As stated by the AFDB, the project development objective is to increase smallholder farmers’ horticultural production and marketing in the context of negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic. Specific objectives that will lead to the achievement of this development objective are:
(i) increase adoption rates of sustainable agricultural technologies and practices;
(ii) enhance value addition and marketing of horticultural crops grown by smallholder farmers, particularly women and youth; and
(iii) increase access to reliable and profitable markets.

The project targets five horticultural value chains, notably spices (cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, garlic), tomatoes, green peas, green beans and potatoes. The total number of direct beneficiaries is about 10,000 smallholder horticultural value chain actors, five (5) wholesale markets for storage enhancement using cold storage, and six (6) local businesses. The project target beneficiaries include 65% women (40% adult women 35-50 years and 25% young women 15-35 years) and 35% men (15% adult men and 20% young men 15-35 years) cultivating less than 5 acres of the target value chains. The direct beneficiaries will also include 400 unemployed youth who will be engaged in various horticulture value chain activities. A total of about 25,000 smallholder actors engaged in horticulture value chains are expected to indirectly benefit from the Project.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
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The AfDB categorized the project risks as follows -
Environmental Category: 2
Climate Safeguards Categorization: 2

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the organization's website, Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania - MVIWATA is a national farmers organisation which brings together small holder farmers from all regions of Tanzania in order to have a common voice to defend economic, social, cultural and political interests of smallholder farmers. Literally, MVIWATA is Swahili acronym for the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups in Tanzania.

Founded in 1993 by smallholders themselves, MVIWATA aspires to empower smallholder through capacity strengthening to undertake lobbying and advocacy especially by strengthening their groups and networks, facilitating communication and learning so that they defend their interests. Currently MVIWATA is the largest small-holder farmers grassroot movement in the country with branches in all regions in the mainland and Zanzibar spiralling down to village levels.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania - MVIWATA Contractor Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Information
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AfDB Team Leader:

Salum Ramadhani
Email: s.ramadhani@afdb.org

Implementing Agency - Mtandao Wa Vikundi Vya Wakulima Tanzania (MVIWATA) (National Network of Farmers' Groups in Tanzania):

Location: Bigwa Area Along old Dar Es Salaam Road off Junction to Matombo
Email: info@mviwata.or.tz
Phone: +255 23 293 2026
Fax: +255 23 293 2025
Website: https://www.mviwata.or.tz/


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The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing crmuinfo@afdb.org, b.kargougou@afdb.org, b.fall@afdb.org, and/or s.toure@afdb.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/

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