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  • Programme Structure:
  • Duration:

    Result 1: October 2018 - December 2022

    Result 2: April 2020 - December 2023

  • Budget:

    EUR 3.68 million

  • Results:
    1. Enhanced awareness on sector enablers through market analysis and research
    2. Improved access and compliance with voluntary sustainability standards
  • Partners/Direct Beneficiaries:
    • Relevant government ministries, departments and agencies)
    • Private sector apex bodies
    • SMEs, farmers and cooperatives in the priority value chains
    • Other key stakeholders in the coffee, tea, avocado and spices subsector
    • Universities and Research institutions
  • Achievements:
    • Market analysis and research
    • Five studies on sector trade barriers conducted for priority products
    • 1511 stakeholders trained on market analysis and intelligence tools
    • 302 SMEs trained on EU market requirements, demand, and market opportunities
    • 30 SMEs supported to develop business export strategies

     Voluntary Sustainability Standards

    • 18 buyers supported to source sustainably produced tea, coffee and avocado
    • 8,964 value chain actors implementing, VSSs in line with international market requirements
    • 659 metric tons of certified tea, coffee and avocado produced by targeted farmers in Tanzania
    • Governance structures of 26 farmer associations, cooperatives and tea factories strengthened
    • Fifteen extension staff and local independent auditors trained to carry out voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) certification
    • 44 cooperatives and tea factories supported to comply with VSS through premiums, better prices, good governance, improved productivity, product quality
  • National Focal Point

    Ms Amina Shabaan
    Ministry of Finance and Planning

  • ITC/Solidaridad Contact:

    ITC (Result 1): Mr Safari Fungo, Arusha

    Solidaridad (Result 2): Ms Mary Mkonyi, Arusha