Supply Capacity - Belgium
Sustainable Agriculture Kigoma Regional Project in Tanzania. This project, funded by the Belgian and Tanzanian government, was launched in 2016 and is jointly implemented by the Belgian Technical Cooperation and the Kigoma Regional authorities. The project supports the Tanzanian Government in developing the value chain of crops and in increasing private sector participation in the development of commercial agricultural industries. To ensure a maximum impact, the project focusses on two value chains with the highest impact on food security and revenues generation for both women and men. The cassava and beans value chains will serve as entry points in optimizing agricultural value chains in Kigoma Region, from production, processing to marketing (D21.3, LT, 17-2-2017).
Agriculture support programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Three projects in different provinces in the DRC were launched between 2012 and 2014 and are jointly implemented by the Belgian Technical Cooperation and the Congolese Ministry of Agriculture at federal and regional levels. Agriculture is the principal sector of the economy. Congo aims to re-boost its rural areas by developing modern production entities and by strengthening small businesses. The Belgian development cooperation supports this vision by intervening in family businesses following three axes: (i) the improvement of the volume and quality of farm production; (ii) support to processing, storage and marketing activities; and (iii), support to the improvement of access to production areas by rehabilitating rural roads and river ferries.
This programme is supported by the Trade for Development Centre (TDC). It aims, through the provision to its target beneficiaries of small grants, to support small-scale farms and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries in their efforts to benefit locally from global trade. Specifically, the programme aims to increase professionalism among small-scale producers and their organizations engaged in a fair trade or sustainable trade and to enhance their access to markets by providing them with information (on labels, certification schemes, markets) and strengthening their organizational capacities and technical and production skills.
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This project is autonomously financed by the Flemish Government and is coordinated and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC). It runs in three countries of the SADC region: South Africa, Mozambique, and Malawi. Due to the unequal level of economic development in the beneficiary countries, ITC is applying a flexible and differentiated approach. In South Africa, the project aims to assist small producers of fresh fruit and vegetables in accessing international markets. In Mozambique, it targets local exports to supermarkets in South Africa. In Malawi, its objective is to develop local markets in order to improve production by small agricultural producers and create competitive business value chains. The total Flemish funding amounts to €1 million.
This 66.629€ project is funded by the Trade for Development Centre under its Producer Support Programme. In Tanzania, the Honeyguide Foundation offers its expertise and experience to the Enduimet WMA. The Tanzanian government established Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) on community lands adjacent to national parks and game reserves as a national policy for community-based conservation. The general idea behind the WMA is that through the involvement of rural communities and other stakeholders, communities can take joint responsibility for the investment and the sustainable management of wildlife and other natural resources within their communities.
The Honeyguide Foundation supports the local community through developing responsible tourism businesses that are financially viable. The Maasai are given an extra incentive to protect their natural environment.
To put this area on Tanzania's tourism map, accommodations are being built first. The project has plans for the construction of seven camping sites which will be managed by the local community. A convenient booking payment system, a map of the region and notice boards, must help the traveler find his or her way to the area.