Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) Tanzania

CARI is a 4 year program covering four countries in sub-Saharan Africa: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria and Tanzania. Kilimo Trust (KT) is a member of a Pan–African Consortium led by GIZ to implement the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI), Tanzania component. The Tanzania component will be officially launched on October, 2014 in Dar es Salaam.

Goal
The goal of CARI is to significantly improve the livelihoods of rice farmers in selected countries in Africa by increasing the competitiveness of domestic rice supply to meet increasing regional demand. To download the full brief of CARI, click here

Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Uganda (GOU) are supporting the Development of Inclusive Markets in Agriculture and Trade (DIMAT) in Uganda. The DIMAT project aims to address most of the challenges cited in Uganda’s agriculture Development Strategy Investment Plan (DSIP), through contributing to its Programme 2 “Market Access and Value Addition”. By building on inclusive business approaches, the implementation strategy involves adoption of a business linkage approach. This four year project (2011-2014) will utilize south-south approaches and solutions in implementation of activities. Project interventions will involve analysis and mapping of strategic value chains, linking producer groups with the market, provision of customized business development services, strengthening cooperatives and farmer groups, providing customized agricultural services support, introduction of innovative financing products and appropriate technologies and implementing the Business Call to Action (BCtA) through engaging the corporate private sector to develop and implement sustainable innovative business ideas that profitably involve as many small and medium enterprises as possible in their supply chains. The implementing partner (IP) of DIMAT is Enterprise Uganda (EU) with Kilimo Trust and the Private Sector Development Companies (PSDC) in Uganda, being responsible parties (RPs).

To the period ending June 2014, DIMAT delivered outputs within the following result areas; i) Establishment and operationalization of sustainable business linkages; ii) Development and operationalization of innovative pro-poor business concepts under the larger BCtA principle; and iii) Enhanced access to assets for productive use to increase productivity and profitability.  click here to download the DIMAT Results Fact Sheet.

About Kilimotrust

Our Vision
Broad-based wealth creation in East Africa through agriculture and agri-business development.

Mission
To catalyze the growth and competitiveness of strategic agricultural sectors for the benefit of a large number of people in East Africa.

Aim
Is to make agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger.


Strategy
Kilimo Trust is committed to supporting the people of East African Community (EAC) Region, to achieve market-based solutions to food and nutrition security. Therefore, the core business of the Trust is tosupport the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems.  

To facilitate this, the Trust is a coordinating HUB for regional markets development programs providing regional solutions to local problems in ways that enhance security of incomes, food, and nutrition in the region.

The ambition is to achieve a trade-based food security system in which all consumers including those who are in farming obtain most of the food they consume by purchasing food that is increasingly processed, stored and distributed to meet different needs and preferences.

Why is this important? Because, the very low levels of specialisation in the production of food commodities by smallholders within EAC, dominated by subsistence farming, encourage the production of food commodities in unsuitable agro-ecological zones, leading to perpetuation of hunger and poverty.
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