This project in Tanzania addresses the needs of 25,000 coffee farmer households with the ultimate objective of improving living conditions of coffee farming communities. The national program started in 2012 as an up-scaling effort from a number of pilot projects, which had been implemented by our team in Tanzania since 2006.
Now, the scope of our work in Tanzania includes project implementation in northern and southern Tanzania. It is a multi-stakeholder program with different donors addressing and co-financing various components including organizational development, sustainable agriculture, food security, climate, gender and youth.
Collaboration with the initiative for coffee & climate focuses on the need to conserve the environment and protect endangered natural resources in the region.
While HRNS Tanzania implements its projects through a team of skilled and professional local staff, the organization also cooperates closely with existing governmental extension structures and aims to strengthen the local public sector and third party capacity in order to ensure effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability. In addition, our team in Tanzania promotes viable business opportunities and supports farmers in transforming these into economic activities, increased income streams and employment.
In addition to the first and second tier farmer organizational structures, we assisted farmers in establishing the company Tanzania Coffee Farmers Alliance, which acts as an Apex organization and marketing platform of all project beneficiaries and is an essential partner for HRNS Tanzania.
The Tanzania Program is implemented in the northern regions of Arusha and Kilimanjaro, as well as in the southern region of Mbeya. With the objective of improving farmers’ livelihoods, increasing on-farm income is achieved by improving agricultural production and establishing commercially focused farmer organizations capable of providing essential services to their members.