Tanzania - District Agricultural Sector Investment Project - Dasip

Project Summary

Approval Date 24 Nov 2004
Signature Date 11 Feb 2005
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2012
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2012
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 39,145,519.87
Status Completion

Project General Description

The District Agriculture Sector Investment Project falls under the Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP), which is the agreed framework for donor interventions to the agriculture sector. The project will lay the foundation for the preparation and implementation of more effective Village Agriculture Development Plans (VADPs) by (i) creating and strengthening the capacity of large numbers of participatory farmer groups and networks, using the Farmer Field School and Participatory Farmer Group intervention model which is already widely used in many donor-funded projects in Tanzania so as to increase production, productivity and profitability, and (ii) strengthening the capacity of local government authorities (LGAs) concerned with the facilitation, preparation and execution of VADPs and DADPs. The project will be implemented over a six-year period and will provide support to communities to purchase agricultural equipment and technology, establish agriculture related micro projects and infrastructures at the village level or establish medium-sized inter-village infrastructures that will open up areas that are remote or poorly accessible.

Project Objectives

The Sector Goal is to contribute to reduced rural poverty and food insecurity. The Project Development Objective is to increase agricultural productivity and incomes of rural households in the project area, within the overall framework of the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy. The project specific objective is to increase productivity and incomes of rural households in the project area, within the overall framework of the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy.


The direct beneficiaries in the Project area will be: (i) the participatory farmer groups and their grassroots institutions (such as SACAs and SACCOS); and (ii) villages (750) where the rural infrastructural facilities will be constructed or rehabilitated. It is estimated that a total of 3.4 million people in 0.57 million households will benefit directly, of which 23% are expected to be female headed households, from the project.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-AAZ-001
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


Contact Details

Email s.ramadhani@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of
Coordinates Location Name
-2.04 33 Ukerewe District
-1.33333 34.1667 Tarime District
-2 34.8333 Serengeti District
-2.33333 32.5 Sengerema District
-2.75 30.6667 Ngara District
-1.75 33.8333 Musoma District
-2 31.5 Muleba District
-3.2 33.786 Maswa District
-2.5 33.5 Magu District
-3.062 33.36 Kwimba District