KUKUA NI KUJIFUNZA
Call for Proposal: For Disability Analysis on SOYA Value Chain
CARE International in Tanzania (CARE from here-on) is embarking on the transformative Kukua ni Kujifunza (Growing is Learning) Programme in Tanzania’s Iringa Rural District, with the objective of increasing food and nutrition security, income and climate change resilience, among vulnerable and rural small-scale women farmers. This will be achieved through gender transformative programming over a four-year period, targeting 3,825 direct beneficiaries, with a focus on the soya value chain.
There are three end of project outcomes under Kukua ni Kujifunza:
- - Increased productivity and adaptive capacity among target small-scale women farmers, results in increased food and nutrition security, and resilience
- - Increased household level income for small-scale women farmers
- - Regional Authorities and Private Sector Partners within SAGCOT are responding to the needs and demands of small-scale farmers, creating more sustainable, inclusive and accountable value chains
This will be achieved through a multi-pronged, gendered and SuPER approach which will include (1) practical climate smart training through Farmer Field and Business Schools (FFBS), complimented with Participatory Scenario Planning to increase resilience; (2) increased capacity of soya producer groups to aggregate produce, reduce post-harvest losses, and be well connected to markets; (3) a range of gender dialogues, activities and champion groups to transform gender norms and support women to be equitably engaged in the profitable nodes of the value chain; and (4) an innovative approach to transforming the gender roles within the soya value chain, to introduce seed multiplication, processing and organic fertiliser production. Underpinning this, is the aim to change behaviour at a farm and household level, to consider soya as both a cash and food crop, to reduce Iringa’s high rates of chronic malnutrition.
Alongside the practical farm and household level engagement, will be targeted work with private and public sector actors to develop a public/private charter to create a more conducive environment for equitable small-scale farm engagement in Tanzania’s agriculture sector. This will include ensuring farmers voices are heard at district and regional level, that use of the community scorecard supports farmers to hold public service providers to account, that budgets for CSA are increased at a local level, and that research supports the scaling up of CSA in Tanzania.
Disability Analysis on SOYA Value Chain.