Supporting Value Chain for Shared Prosperity
The Programme (2020 – 2024) contributes to inclusive economic growth, promotes private sector development and job creation in the agricultural sector toward increasing food and nutrition security in Tanzania. The AGRI-CONNECT programme aims to reach 150,000 smallholders on the Southern Highlands Regions of Tanzania and Zanzibar. This will be achieved through four results areas:
The European Union is a longstanding partner of Tanzania in sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition security. Through budget support, close to TZS 275 billion has been allocated to the AGRI-CONNECT programme to achieve the aforementioned result areas. The programme is directly managed and supervised by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania through its respective Ministries:
- Contracting authority at the Ministry of Finance and Planning who acts as the National Authorizing Officer for the European Development Fund (EDF)
- Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Tanzania mainland and Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, Natural Resources and Livestock (MAINLR) in Zanzibar.
- Ministry of Industrial Trade and Investment (MITI)
- Prime Minister’s Office
- President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), through its executive agency of Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA).