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Uganda and Tanzania transforming the horticulture sector through inclusive business models
Horticulture is one of the few opportunities for small scale farmers to find a route out of poverty, Rikolto currently is working in Uganda and Tanzania with over 3,000 horticulture farmers to support inclusive business development to unveil their potential to transform the sector towards sustainability.
Last update (27/07/2021):
Shortening the long road between farmer and consumer: The East Africa Fruits case
Transforming Northern Uganda into a regional food basket
Empowering smallholder farmers of rice, cassava and soybean to transform Northern Uganda into a food basket for Uganda and its neighbouring countries.
Last update (01/07/2021):
Kickstarting an ambitious project with the EU to empower communities in Northern Uganda
Inclusive & future-proof vegetable and fruit businesses in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands
Building an inclusive and competitive fruit and vegetable sector in Tanzania that supports farmers and contributes to job creation and food and nutrition security.
Last update (23/06/2021):
Tender: Rehabilitation of Igawilo, Soweto and Sokoine Market in Mbeya
Turning Arusha into a Food Smart City
Together with the city council, Rikolto will support initiatives to increase food safety in grains and horticulture sectors, leading to better market opportunities for the farmers and healthier food for the people in and around Arusha.
Last update (22/06/2021):
Radio campaigns for good food
Generation Food: young entrepreneurs in the driving seat of Arusha’s transformation into a Food Smart City
Changing an unsustainable and exclusive food system into an innovative, sustainable and inclusive one driven by youth to build a strong and resilient Arusha.
Last update (17/06/2021):
The Generation Food Bootcamp: That’s a wrap! What’s up next?
A new generation of hortipreneurs in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands
Supporting youth- and women-led businesses to improve inclusion in the food system.
Last update (15/06/2021):
Call for participants | Generation Food Accelerator
Rice farmers in Iringa step up their climate smart agriculture game
Climate change is a challenge for farmers around the world. This is no different for rice farmers in Iringa, Tanzania. Climate smart agriculture is the future; it is sustainable and profitable.
Inclusive Business in the Tanzania Pulses Sector
Rikolto will support traders and exporters to explore new ways of doing business with organisations of smallholder farmers. A better market position of these farmer organisations is the end goal.
Last update (08/04/2021):
Belgian entrepreneurs financially back pre-cooked beans in Tanzania
Sustainability as the key to strong and competitive rice markets in Tanzania and Uganda
Significant business opportunities remain for rice farmers. Future investments must enable smallholder farmers and processors to build their businesses in a sustainable way and to acquire new skills.
Last update (25/03/2021):
Finding new ways to promote sustainable rice cultivation in covid-19 times
East Africa Food Trade project - Completed
Smallholders produce around 80-90% of maize, rice and other staples in East Africa, many are net buyers of staples, with less than a third selling their produce. Through the establishment of Village Stores, organising collective sales and other initiatives, market access of the farmers improved significantly.
Last update (28/05/2020):
Farmers have been earning 8 million dollars in the past two years
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Arumeru, Tanzania - Completed
High Value Crops: the perfect tool to fight poverty
Last update (01/04/2020):
Organized farmers – Key to inclusion of small-scale producers markets.