The European Union (EU) and the Government of United Republic of Tanzania (NAO) have signed a financing Agreement called Agri-Connect: Supporting value chains for shared prosperity under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
Under Agri-Connect, IDH as a lead applicant was awarded with a grant of 5 MLN EUR. With this grant, IDH and consortium partners started the Agricon Boresha Chai Program (the “Program”), which focuses on improving income, livelihoods and nutrition of tea smallholder farmers in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. The consortium partners under this program are: CEFA (Comitato Europeo per la Formazione e l’Agricoltura Onlus), TSHTDA (Tanzania Smallholders Tea Development Agency) and TRIT (Tea Research Institute of Tanzania). The Program focuses on improving livelihoods and nutrition of tea smallholders in the Southern Highlands. The Program will reach 22,000 tea smallholders and their families.
The main objective of the assignment is to strenghten the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach which will be used to deliver the activities under each of five work packages described above in order to reach the 22,000 target tea farmers (1600 farmers in Mufindi, 5000 farmers in Njombe and 15400 farmers in Rungwe and Busokelo).
The project is financed by the European Union, in accordance with the rules of the EU AGRI-CONNECT program.
This Program has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this ToR are the sole responsibility of IDH and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.