|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|
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.
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.
MIN OF AGRIC, FOOD,COOPERATIVES
African Development Fund
|Last Update||25 Mar 2023|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|