=>Sweden supports both parties’ operations facilitating market systems development to improve business in agricultural subsectors to uplift lives of poor communities.
Tanzania’s Agricultural Market Development Trust (AMDT) and Zambia’s MUSIKA have signed a cooperation agreement that will interface their work to transform business in agricultural subsector in both countries. The 5-year cooperation framework will entail technical and strategic exchanges including collaborative planning, implementation, and evaluation as well as learning and knowledge sharing for operations in Tanzania and Zambia.
MUSIKA is a Zambian non-profit company with a mandate to stimulate and support private investment in the Zambian agricultural market with a specific focus on the lower end of these markets. In its present-day form, Musika facilitates the development of commercially-grounded business relationships that are beneficial to both the private sector and small-holder farmers in Zambia.
On the other hand, AMDT is a long-term Programme that works to facilitate market systems development in agricultural subsectors. Its mandate aims to unleash largescale changes that translate to sustained employment and income opportunities for Tanzanian smallholder farmers and processors.
Both organisations share the making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach and funding from Sweden.