Sustainable Access to Agricultural Markets for Smallholder Farmers

Tanzania has a huge market potential for agricultural and value- added products.  Nevertheless, a number of constraints unless addressed threaten to undermine this potential.  Smallholder farmers face numerous challenges in accessing agro-markets including inadequate quantities and quality, limited access to market information, limited capacities of farmers and livelihood support organizations on entrepreneurship, limited policy support to market access, absence of smallholder farmer friendly financial services and poor infrastructure.

Through this program, PELUM Tanzania intends to:

1. Establish agri-business Development and Market Linkages among chain actors and the smallholder farmers;

2. Enhance capacities of Member Organizations to conduct market related advocacy engagements;

3. Mainstream gender across the entire value chain; and

4. Build the institutional capacity of member organisation.

The program is anticipated to be participatory in nature, involving PELUM Country Secretariat, Member Organizations, PELUM Tanzania market access & advocacy thematic committees, and smallholder farmers. The inclusive participation of smallholder farmers in the project implementation will add more value to the advocacy engagement since the affected smallholder farmers will be speaking for themselves

PELUM Tanzania core working strategies and approach will include capacity building, networking and information sharing, and advocacy.

Sustainable Access to fair Agro-Markets for improved Smallholder Farmers’ livelihoods