• RUDI works with various local and international partners.

  • RUDI CEO in a planning session with staffs and other partners

  • Visiting Farming Communities in the Rural Areas

  • Aiding farmers with the better farming skills

  • Paying regular visits, supervisions and follow up

  • Health rice paddies

  • Study Tour

  • Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Healthy paddies

  • Sample Farm

  • Better Farming, Better Yields

  • Lumuli Farmers Association

  • Class Session

  • Training Farmers

  • Video Training

  • Training and Discussions

  • Training and Discussions

  • Entertainment

  • Group Photo

  • Grain Storage

SRI Demo Plots, Mkasu-Kilombero

NAFAKA PROJECT

1.      Name of Project:  

Staples Value Chain - NAFAKA under the US Government’s Feed and Future (FtF) Initiative.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Tanzania (USAID/Tanzania) issued a five-year contract to ACDI VOCA to implement NAFAKA project.  RUDI is one of the subcontractors implementing the project. The goal of the FtF Initiative is to “sustainably reduce global poverty and hunger.”   USAID/Tanzania’s overall program under FtF will: (a) increase agriculture productivity; (b) maintain the natural resource base and promote adaptation to climate change; (c) stimulate the private sector; (d) increase trade; (e) support policy reforms and good governance; (f) ensure underserved groups benefit from growth; and (g) expand knowledge and training by supporting research and development.   

2.      Project Goal

The overall NAFAKA goal is sustainably fostering economic growth to reduce poverty and hunger by improving the competitiveness and productivity of the smallholder-based maize and rice value chains.

2.1 Project objectives

The objectives of the NAFAKA program are to:

  • Improve the competitiveness and productivity of maize and rice value chains;
  • Facilitate improved domestic and regional trade;
  • Expand the depth and breadth of benefits from the growth of the maize and rice subsectors, including increased benefits to women and youth; and
  • Enhance rural household nutrition by promoting women-focused value chain development and improved consumption of a quality diet.

 

2.2 Project Components/ Outcomes

NAFAKA project has 5 Components namely

1. Value Chain Analysis and Strategy Development;

2. Improved Competitiveness and Trade;

3. Improved Productivity;

4. Increased Incomes for Vulnerable Smallholders;

5. Unleashing Innovation and Private-Sector Investment.

 

3.         Geographical Focus

Morogoro –Kilombero and Mvomero Districts

Dodoma – Kongwa District

Manyara – Kiteto District

Zanzibar

RUDI has been Subcontracted by ACDI VOCA to implement Nafaka project in Kilombero District to contribute results in Components 1and 2.

 

4.      Number of associations and Apexes - 42 Associations  - 3 cluster level Apexs - Mlimba Farmers Apex Association, Ifakara Farmers Apex Association and Mang'ula Farmers Apex Association

 

5.     Number of Direct Beneficiaries : 7,412 Farmers ( 40% women)

The farmers outreach through associations is summarized in the table below

Table: Summary of farmer   reached   by Nafaka in Kilombero  for 3years 2011-2014

 

S/n

Farmer Associations

Associations

Groups

Men

Women

Total

1

Mlimba Cluster

12

64

1278

1009

2297

2

Mangula Cluster

14

52

635

620

1255

3

Ifakara Cluster

16

871

2560

1350

3910

 

TOTAL KILOMBERO

42

207

4453

2979

7412

 

% of Total

 

 

60%

40%

100%

 

6.      Crops /Value chains: Rice and Maize

 

7.      Duration of the Project: 5 years ( April 2011- March 2016)

 

8.      Sources of Fund:  USAID

Further information contact Chief of Party, Nafaka Project ; E mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Awards and Recognitions

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