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RFA: Kigoma Joint Program on Agriculture - Scaling Up access to Finance in the Kigoma Region

  • November 07, 2023

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In Tanzania, the Kigoma region has experienced a relative increase in poverty levels, and is also the region that hosts most of the refugees in the country. Launched in September 2017, the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP I; 2017 - 2022) is an area-based UN joint programme that cuts across multiple sectors to improve development and human security in Kigoma. The Kigoma Joint Programme applies a comprehensive approach to address a wide range of issues facing both the refugees in the region as well as the surrounding host communities.

The humanitarian-development nexus is supported by linking together the UN’s existing response to refugees and migrants with an increased focus on developing the host communities. 16 participating UN agencies are cooperating across 6 themes which include sustainable energy and environment; youth and women’s economic empowerment; violence against women and children; education with a focus on girls and adolescent girls; WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) and agriculture with a focus on developing local markets.

Under the agricultural theme of the KJP, UNCDF works with WFP, FAO, ITC, UN Women, and ILO to grow the capacity of smallholder farmers in order to increase farm income and support the fight against the effects of climate change. Farmers will also gain improved knowledge on post-harvest handling of crops and how to access markets and finance for their goods leading to agricultural development in the region and eventually expand opportunities which would also reduce poverty and vulnerabilities.

The programme launched Phase II of the KJP (2022 – 2027). As part of interventions under the programme, UNCDF expects to reach 15,000 smallholder farmers with access to finance for input needs and products to reduce post-harvest losses. Through stronger savings groups, e-extension advisory services interwoven with financial and digital literacy education, UNCDF intends to help smallholder farmers reach their potential with increased yields, better quality products and access to markets. To achieve this UNCDF will work with local implementing partners and private sector companies in providing bundled services in the form of access to finance and inputs.

UNCDF is therefore pleased to invite applications for consortiums of local implementing partners to serve a select number of districts in Kigoma region. We seek dynamic collaborations between NGOs, Fintech/agri-tech entities, and/or financial service providers (FSPs) to offer access to finance solutions, digitize select value chains, and embed e-extension advisory services,

The geographic scope of the intervention is the United Republic of Tanzania, specifically Kigoma region. To be eligible, applicants must be registered and operating in Tanzania.

UNCDF will provide a grant to the successful applicant which will be delivered through a Performance-Based Agreement (PBA) with UNCDF.

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