Tanzania Tanzania Mbeya


$74,713 needed of $110,000

Implementing Organization

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Program Summary

This program uses a holistic household approach to improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers through:

  • The formation and strengthening of business-oriented, member-driven and democratic farmer organizations as transparent and professional service providers to their members;
  • Improvement of the overall marketing performance through value addition, efficient linkages to financial institutions, marketing agencies, exporters and international traders;
  • Capacity development of farmer organizations to represent the interests of their members in front of local and national government bodies and be able to effectively lobby for a conducive and inclusive business environment for the coffee sector;
  • Enabling farmers to significantly improve farm management practices, while enhancing crop quality through improved practices, management and control;
  • Facilitating access for smallholders to adequate knowledge and instruments that enable them to apply and finance effective climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies to ensure food security and support income diversification;
  • Promoting participation of all members of a household to benefit equitably from cash and food crop production and marketing thereby achieving sustainable household development. This includes the support of young people to gain skills and find meaningful employment in a more modernized, dynamic, productive, and profitable agriculture sector.

Tanzania Mbeya Program Overview