Crop: Multiple crops (sunflower and cassava)
Geographic scope: Tanzania
Active Countries: Tanzania
Initiated in 2005
The Tanzanian Agricultural Partnership (TAP) is a public–private partnership that uses a value-chain approach to improve the production and marketing of agricultural goods. Based in 95 districts in Tanzania, the platform focuses on crops determined by the district stakeholder; however the platform promotes sunflower and cassava value chains.
Members and Funds: Yara International, the Tanzanian Government, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund), the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and 20,000 district-based farmers.
To address inefficient agricultural supply systems and the lack of collaboration between actors
The Tanzanian Government created a platform to allow for the coordination of activities or organizations between 25 districts where needs are met through a systematic initiative. The platform was expanded to 56 districts in 2011 through a national rollout plan, and aims to ultimately cover the entire country.
Intentions and aspiration
To improve the production and marketing of agricultural goods
The platform aims to improve the production and marketing of agricultural goods with the objective of increasing the accessibility and affordability of agricultural inputs for the farmers of Tanzania, so as to improve both output market linkages and profitable agricultural production. Moreover the platform aims to stimulate the presence of private sector investment and to create a benchmark for best practice. TAP has introduced certain elements to the strategy of Tanzanian development: enabling PPPs to facilitate the development process; using the whole value chain in order to allow for coordination and identifying activities, roles, and responsibility; and sharing risks between all stakeholders. Lastly, the platform promotes transparency for the Tanzanian farmers.
Arrangements and capacitities
Activities and outputs
The core activities, products, and services are aimed at facilitating agricultural production in Tanzania. TAP delivers farm input promotions (FIPs) that aid the demand for inputs in 13 districts and support value-chain coordination. Moreover the platform promotes communications between members and others through web-based news pages and events. TAP will also renovate and build 25 warehouses.
Monitoring and evaluation