The Government of Tanzania (GoT) is currently implementing the District Agriculture Sector Investment Project (DASIP). The project aims at increasing productivity and incomes of rural households in the project area, within the overall framework of the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS). Implementation of the project will be over a period of six years starting from January 2006. It will cover a total of 28 districts in Kagera, Kigoma, Mara, Mwanza and Shinyanga regions.
The Project Development Objective is to increase agricultural productivity and incomes of rural households in the project area, within the overall framework of the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy.
Brief Description of the Project:
The project design incorporates the lessons learnt from past and on going national and donor interventions in Tanzania , which use similar approaches.
The project will lay the foundation for the preparation and implementation of more effective Village Agriculture Development Plans (VADPs) by (i) creating and strengthening the capacity of large numbers of participatory farmer groups and networks, using the Farmer Field School and Participatory Farmer Group intervention model which is already widely used in many donor-funded projects in Tanzania so as to increase production, productivity and profitability, and (ii) strengthening the capacity of local government authorities (LGAs) concerned with the facilitation, preparation and execution of VADPs and DADPs.
The project has three major field components based on the demand driven approach and one project management component.