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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Co-op & Development, Local development, Trade

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Unlocking the potential of the horticulture, coffee and tea value chains in Tanzania
Main beneficiaries: CSO, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Unlocking the potential of the horticulture, coffee and tea value chains in Tanzania
Main beneficiaries: CSO, local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* To unlock the potential of the horticulture, coffee and tea value chains, increase the value of safe, high-quality products to local, regional and international markets, and promote private sector development and job creation

Priorities
* AGRI-CONNECT
– To improve small-scale farmers’ income and nutrition through targeted interventions on productivity and production, resource-efficiency, diversity, small scale local value addition and marketing, and nutrition sensitive climate smart agriculture;
* MARK-UP
– To improve access and compliance with voluntary sustainability standards

Among financed actions
* Lot 1, 2, 3, 4:
– Training of trainers and farmers’ field schools trainings in sustainable agriculture practices (Climate Smart Agriculture and GAP);
– Trainings to farmers on how to develop and run their own “Savings and Loans” schemes;
– Establish market information systems and market linkages;
– Improve market knowledge also through farmer field schools and other platforms, also to support diversification of production for income and nutrition purposes;
– Facilitate dialogue among local actors (LGAs, farmers associations, associations along the value chain) and encourage their aggregation;
– Train households on home gardening, access to food rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals (including pulses, vegetables with high iron content, poultry, fruits and seeds with high nutritional value), trainings on care practices, capacity building of local actors and development of care groups;
– Promotion of greenhouses and irrigation systems, such as micro irrigation;
– Support to trade, marketing and commercialisation

* Lot 5
– Activities aimed at reducing the costs of compliance for smallholders farmers;
– Trainings of producers and value chain actors on Voluntary Sustainability Standards;
– Trainings on market niche opportunities for Tanzanian “branded” sustainable tea, coffee and horticulture products

Additional information
* This is a restricted call for proposals. In the first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: CSO (including non-governmental organisation, cooperatives, etc.) local authority, international (inter-governmental) organisation;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or of the European Economic Area, or be in compliance with the rules on nationality and origin as defined in Article 20 of Annex IV to the ACP-EU Partnership Agreement;
– For lead applicant only: 
> Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience related to the types of action and activities eligible under this call and in the thematic area of the grant requested;
> have been active in the past five years in an ACP Country;
> have stable and sufficient sources of financing demonstrated by having managed resources during the past five years (2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018) of not less than 50% of the grant requested

– Lead applicants established in a country other than Tanzania must act together with a co-applicant established in Tanzania

– Actions must take place in:
> Lot 1: Zanzibar (proposed interventions should mandatorily be in both Unguja and Pemba);
> Lot 2, 3, 4: At least two or more of the following regions: Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe, Katavi, Ruvuma;
> Lot 5: National (proposed interventions should be mandatorily in Mainland and Zanzibar)