make it grow

This 4-year initiative aimes to create a competitive and inclusive horticulture value chain on the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Plants growing

Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
4 years (2020-2023)
5,000,000 euro
European Union, Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD)
Implementing partners: Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) & Andreas Hermes Akademie (AHA)

horticulture for economic sustainability

This project, in collaboration with TAHA and AHA, focuses on:

1) Increasing the productivity and entrepreneurial spirit of 6,600 horticulture farmers by providing them with training on market alignment and productivity. Additionally, the project seeks to improve the capacity of processors, traders, and financial service providers in the value chain.

2) Promoting the consumption of nutritious horticulture products by establishing 830 kitchen gardens and sensitizing over 8,500 people about the benefits of healthy foods.

3) Strengthening the organisational capacity of TAHA to provide better services, especially in terms of market information, and to represent the horticulture sector in Tanzania.

Moreover, the project tries to reach 10,100 people, of which 6,371 will be women, across all five regions and ten districts in both Unguja and Pemba

Ultimately, we aim to create more decent employment opportunities and increase incomes for small-holders farmers in the horticulture value chain, as well as improve food security among the population of Zanzibar.