|Approval Date||17 May 2000|
|Signature Date||30 Jan 2001|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2003|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Aug 2003|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||31110|
The Special Program for Food Security (SPFS) is conceived by FAO with the objective of rapidly increasing productivity and food production as well as a reduction in the inter-year variability in production. The SPFS is composed of three inter-related and complementary components: (i) water control and management (small-scale irrigation, drainage and water harvesting; (ii) crop intensification and diversification into short-cycle animals, vegetables; and (iii) analysis of socio-economic constraints. This project responds to the critical constraints of food insecurity through the testing of water control techniques that can assure farmers of stable supplies of food. It also demonstrates technologies for rapidly increasing production. The project is to be implemented in two phases -- pilot and expansion, with the latter consisting of a food security and agricultural security policy program, an agricultural investment plan and preparation of feasibility studies for bankable projects. As a pilot, this intervention is expected to provide valuable lessons that can be used in the formulation of broader agricultural investment projects. The total cost, over three years, is estimated at UA1.11million.
The overall project objective is to increase food security at both household and national levels. The specific objective is to determine an appropriate development strategy for assisting farmers to benefit from improved technology on a sustainable basis, and that may form the basis for longer-term investments in food security.
The project will be implemented in three regions (Iringa, Tanga and Morogoro) and targets poor small-scale farmers currently engaged in rice and maize production mainly for subsistence purposes. The direct project beneficiaries, include both men and women (not less than 50% of project beneficiaries should be women), are estimated at 2216 farmers who are mostly poor and currently engaged in rice and or maize production (on an average of 0.5 ha farm) mostly for subsistence purposes.
African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives
|Last Update||31 Oct 2019|
|Country||Tanzania, United Republic of|