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WFP Tanzania Country Brief, June 2022

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In Numbers

USD 16 million six-month (July – Dec 2022) net funding requirements for the Country Strategic Plan

202,540 refugees and asylum seekers in camps supported with food assistance

Operational Updates

Smallholder Farmers: WFP signed a contract with the Agriculture NonState Actors Forum to conduct value chain analysis for sorghum, sunflower, and horticulture in nine regions. The results will help WFP identify key investment areas to increase involvement of youth, particularly young women in agriculture.

WFP conducted an evaluation of its five-year Climate Smart Agriculture project funded by Irish Aid and implemented by Farm Africa. A validation workshop was held in Dodoma. Key highlights include an increment of 30 percent in sorghum productivity from year one of the project, a 12 percent reduction in post-harvest losses compared to the baseline, and a 27 percent increase in income generated from sales from year one. In addition, the evaluation noted that women farmers were given equal opportunities as men to participate in decision-making dialogues on agricultural activities and use of generated income.

The South-South Cooperation Beyond Cotton project design was completed. The project will be managed by WFP and implemented by the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute and the Tanzania Cotton Board.
Project launch and related field missions are planned to commence in midJuly.
Under the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA), 449 farmer service centres (FSC) were identified. Of these, 243 aligned with the FSC criteria and were selected for onboarding onto the programme, 137 FSCs placed on probation and 69 were rejected. Furthermore, in preparation for the commodity aggregation season May-October 2022, 15 off takers have been identified and profiled, and cumulatively they will procure 66,200 mt of paddy rice, 3,100 mt of sunflower, 10,370 mt of white maize, and 5,000 mt of yellow beans from smallholder farmers in Morogoro, Manyara,
Singida, Iringa, Njombe and Mbeya.

Nutrition: The Tanzania Milling Census report was completed and validated at the 35th National Fortification Alliance meeting. The members ratified the report and the interactive map which was launched by the WFP Country Director and Representative Ms. Sarah Gordon-Gibson and the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Honourable Exaud Kigahe at a ceremony in Dodoma. The report revealed that 33,721 food processing facilities were engaged in processing maize flour, wheat flour, sorghum and cassava flour. The survey also established that 55,801 individual food processing machines with hammer mills (58 percent) are the major type of processing machines followed by dehuller (28.7 percent), rice mills (9.3 percent) and others (3.7 percent) such as pin, roller, and disc.