- SWISSAID Tanzania
In close collaboration with local partners, SWISSAID Tanzania Country Programme 2019-2024 strives to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers through agroecology, to enhance transparency and accountability in the extractive sector, to uphold responsible artisanal and small-scale mining, and to improve the livelihood and leadership of rural women.
SWISSAID has been active in Tanzania since 1972. Our Country Programme for the period 2019 to 2024 covers three SWISSAID strategic areas, including (1) Small-scale farming; (2) Extractive industry; and (3) Gender equality, and it is structured around the following three related programme outcomes.
Programme outcome 1: Improved sustainable rural livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Related activities include: Trainings on agroecology and farmer managed seed systems to small-holder farmers, integration into value chains, support to value addition, development of marketing capacities within farmer organizations, establishment and support of selling points, promotion of Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) and Quality Declared Seeds (QDS), outreach to consumers and buyers, assessment and strengthening of institutional capacities of farmer organizations, research and advocacy activities. This programme outcome is implemented in close collaboration with local partners in the regions of Mtwara, Lindi, Morogoro and Coast region. Other regions may be added.
Programme outcome 2: Enhanced transparency and accountability in the extractive sector and increased responsible mining in the ASM sub-sector.
Related activities include: Enhancing transparency and accountability by supporting the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition in Tanzania, HakiRasilimali; support the national dialogue on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM) and the emerging structures, including the Foundation For ASM Development (FADev), to coordinate existing and upcoming initiatives while driving progressive policies and practices around ASM; further develop responsible mining activities and promote “fair gold”, liaise with policy activities in Switzerland. The programme is implemented in the Geita region with advocacy activity at national level.
Programme outcome 3: Improved livelihood and leadership for beneficiary women
Related activities include: Mainstream gender throughout the programme, train staff and partners on gender, facilitate access to economic opportunities for women, enhance the political participation of women notably through improved leadership and influence over decision making in their collectivities. The programme is implemented in the same regions and same beneficiaries as Programme Outcome 1 and 2.
The Country Programme is underpinned by five principles:
- Sustainability: The changes that we intend to bring need to be designed in a way that they remain if and when SWISSAID’s support ends.
- Transparency: The changes that we want to bring and how we bring these need to be clear and transparent.
- Inclusiveness: Our programme needs to endeavour to include most vulnerable segments of the population.
- Ownership: As much as possible our beneficiaries need to be put in the driving seat of the interventions and own these.
- Need-based: Within SWISSAID’s global strategy, the starting point of our interventions are the needs of the beneficiaries we intend to assist.
The estimated budget for the country program 2019 – 2014 is Tanzania Shillings 20’700’000’000, equivalent to 9’000’000 Swiss Francs (CHF).