In Chamwino, Kongwa, Kondoa, Bahi and Chemba Districts of Dodoma region
10,000 smallholder farmers (SHFs) in Dodoma Region, 10,646 SHFs of which 47.73% are women and 51.9% are youth women and 31.7% are youth.
Increased and sustained income and employment opportunities of the productive poor women, men and youth women and men engaged in smallholder farming and agricultural micro small and mmedium-scaleenterprises (MSMEs) in the sunflower value chain through increased productivity and sales by smallholder farmers, small-scale processors, sunflower seedcake aggregators and more inclusive business enabling environment.
=>Agenda: Developing Sunflower value chain market systems
Systemic Constraints Addressed:
- Low accessibility to improved seed.
- Low technical knowledge on good agricultural practices (GAPs), post-harvest handling (PHH) and Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)
- Lack of Legal contracts with SHFs
- Strengthening the business relationship and linkages between farmers and seed suppliers.
- Support SHFs and small-scale processors to access financial services for the bundled services.
- Organize negotiation meeting between farmers, Banks and PASS on Business plans and Loan Guarantees.
- Administer loan repayment by the FOs and individual farmers borrowers.
- Facilitate contractual arrangements between farmers, small scale processors and larger processors/buyers.
- Develop small-scale farmers’ legal knowledge and literacy on contract preparation and contract fidelity between the buyers and the farmers through their farmer organisations.
- Facilitate training on climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies and link the farmers with the service providers who are offering the technologies such as seed planters.
- 80% of 10,000 SHFs purchase and use improved seeds.
- SHFs improve their capacity to do business profitably.
- 50% of 10,000 smallholder farmers (35% women, 20% youth and among youth 40 female) improve practices on GAPs and CSA.
- 70% of 4,000 smallholder farmers (35% women, 20% youth and among youth 40 female) increased productivity, build resilience and other associated mitigation benefits.
- 50% of 5000 farmers (35% women, 20% youth and among youth 40 female) delivered cleaned sunflower grain to processors.