Tanzania - Agriculture Sector Development Programme - Phase 1

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Sep 2007
Signature Date 19 Nov 2007
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2014
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 40,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Agriculture Sector Development Programme (ASDP) is the first ever sector-wide programme developed in 2002-2005 and implemented from 2006/2007 to 2011/12 fiscal years. The ASDP is a "basket fund" project which addresses the development challenge of enabling farmers to have better access to and use of agricultural knowledge, technologies, marketing systems and infrastructure, all of which contribute to higher productivity, profitability, and farm incomes. The ASDP objectives are consistent with the development priorities of Tanzania as stipulated in the National Planning Frameworks including the Vision 2025, the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy and the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty. The project is structured around two components: (1) support at the local level to improve the delivery of agricultural services, the quality of agricultural investments, the local regulatory environment and the private investment policy in agriculture, (2) support at the national level to improve the responsiveness and quality of agricultural research and policy, preparatory work and irrigation investments at the national level through public-private partnerships, improved food security and coordination in the sector, stimulation of agricultural markets and development of the private sector.

Project Objectives

The Tanzania Agricultural Sector Development Project has two complementary objectives: (1) enable farmers to have better access and better use of knowledge, technologies, commercial systems and agricultural infrastructure, contributing to higher productivity, greater profitability and increased farm incomes, and (2) promote private investment in agriculture by improving the regulatory environment and agricultural policy.


The ASDP is national, covers all the districts of Tanzania and targets about three million beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Tanzania, United Republic of
Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Alimentation et des Coopératives


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-AAZ-002
Last Update 27 Sep 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of