Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security Project in Tanzania

The Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security Project in Tanzania is a three years (2017-2019) project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the United Republic of Tanzania, including the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLFD), Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries (MANRLF) in Zanzibar, the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG)  and the Tanzania Meteorological Association (TMA).

The project is being implemented by the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) with technical support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Project objective is to support the MoA and MANRLF to strengthens the ability of Tanzania to implement its Agriculture Climate Resilience Plan using actionable agricultural information and climate data. Specifically, to building five capacities identified by MoA and MANRLF related to Agriculture Climate Resilience Plan.

  • Capacity 1: To determine the potential benefits and trade-offs of CSA practices, with an emphasis on resilience, under different local climate scenarios by region and cropping system.
  • Capacity 2: To select CSA practices for specific cropping systems and regions and to develop technical specifications for those practices.
  • Capacity 3: To develop CSA demonstration and dissemination activities and products (print and electronic) to inform and engage local government authorities, extension staff, academics, students, service providers, agribusiness leaders, and policy makers on how to apply CSA practices and achieve agricultural resilience.
  • Capacity 4: To ensure that all agriculture extension graduates are knowledgeable of the CSA approach, applicable practices, and how to modify application for different regions and cropping systems.
  • Capacity 5: To convert agrometeorological data and analyses into timely and actionable information available to farmers.