Tanzania - Agricultural Inputs Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Signature Date 18 Aug 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2027
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2026
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 54,410,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

The proposed operation is for an ADF loan of UA 52.59 million and an ADF grant of UA 1.82 million from the African Development Fund to the United Republic of Tanzania to finance the Tanzania Agricultural Inputs Support Project (TAISP) within the framework of the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF). The project results from a request of the Government of Tanzania dated 30 May2022 to support its efforts to mitigate the impact of the global compounded shocks caused by the war in Ukraine on the domestic economy and preserve resilience. It is structured into three components, namely: (i) Scaling up food production; (ii) Financing Fertilizer Availability and Affordability; (iii) Enabling policy environment and institutional strengthening. The project will contribute to strengthening food security and resilience of the Tanzanian economy, with particular emphasis on increasing national agricultural productivity and mitigating food security risks due to the Ukraine – Russia crisis and climate-induced stresses.

Project Objectives

The overall goal of this project is to boost local food production and strengthen the resilience of food systems to mitigate short- and long-term risks due to the Ukraine – Russia crisis and climate-induced stresses in Tanzania. The project development objective is to improve production, productivity and profitability of priority crops (wheat, sunflower and rice) by scaling up the delivery of affordable inputs to smallholder farmers in the target areas.


The project will concentrate investments in the following regions: Arusha, Manyara, Mbeya, Rukwa, Kilimanjaro and Njombe in the northern and southern highlands for wheat production; Singida, Manyara, Arusha, Rukwa, Dodoma, Morogoro and Songwe for sunflower production, and Shinyanga, Mwanza, Simiyu and Geita in the lake zone corridor for rice production. The total number of direct beneficiaries is 1,200,000 smallholder households (average 2ha) corresponding to 4,800,000 persons, including 40% women and youth. The direct beneficiaries will also include 1,000 small and medium-scale seed producers and agro-dealers; and 10,000 unemployed young women and men who will find employment opportunities in the wheat, sunflower and fertilizer value chains.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-A00-014
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Email s.ramadhani@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-3.36667 36.68333 Arusha