Inades-Formation Tanzania is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that works for socio-economic advancement of disadvantaged and marginalized rural communities (women, men and youth) organized mainly into voluntary groups. It is a member of the Inades-Formation network, a pan-African institution working in a network in ten (10) African countries and operational in Tanzania since 1989. The organization delivers its services through direct outreach training in the target areas/villages and by Correspondence Courses (CC) across the country. In achieving the socio-economic advancement of rural communities, Inades-Formation Tanzania has recently been working mainly in the areas of agriculture, soil and water conservation, food sovereignty and marketing, rural finance, community development, gender, nutrition, community health promotion, natural resource management, entrepreneurship, adaptation to the effects of climate change, livestock and advocacy for effective citizens’ engagement, in partnership co-operation with various donors, Bread for the World (BftW) being a main donor.

The organization has implemented programmes in various locations in Tanzania, including Dodoma (Kongwa & Mpwapwa Districts), Morogoro (Kilosa district), Singida (Ikungi and Singida rural district), Songwe (Mbozi district), Mbeya (Mbalali district), among others capitalizing on its approach of Stimulating and Accompanying Alternatives in Development (SAADEV) based on seven foundations which are solidarity, sustainability, control citizen, redistributive economy, equity, opening to the others/respect of the differences operationalized through Action-Research-Training (ART).

Inades-Formation Tanzania is implementing a three years’ project on “Adaptation to Climate Change for Improved Livelihoods in Semi – Arid Area, Chemba and Kondoa Districts of Dodoma Region, Tanzania” since July 2019, funded by Bread for the World (BftW), Germany which will end in June 2022; hence necessitate to conduct final evaluation to assess achievement, challenges, lessons and come up with recommendations. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation capacities for improved livelihoods of rural communities in Kondoa and Chemba Districts. To achieve this goal, the project focused at strengthening capacity of beneficiaries in the two districts to cope with the uncertainties, effects and impacts associated with climate change so as to be able to build and scale up their own strategies to cope with the changing climate and empowering them to effectively adapt to its effects and improve their livelihoods.

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The project is being implemented in six villages of two Districts of Dodoma Region i.e. Kondoa (Mauno, Salare, and Keikei villages), and Chemba (Waida, Isini and Gwandi villages) as well as rural and urban correspondence courses beneficiaries working outside of the project areas. The project has six components, namely:

1. Community awareness and advocacy aimed at empowering communities to take positive actions on issues related to policy engagement in environment by facilitating the development and use of environmental by laws for safeguarding the environment.

2. Agriculture with emphasis on increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of community members for reduced climate change effects and promotion of agricultural practices that promote resilience to climate change.

3. Promotion of livestock keeping and marketing aimed at strengthening alternative livelihood options through engaging in viable livestock businesses which contributes in increasing production and enabled farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change through improved livestock breeds of chicken.

4. Enterprises/Village Savings and Lending (VSL) by increasing saving habits and capacity of farmers to access capital for income generating activities through promotion of VSL groups for income generation through investing in businesses which contributes in supporting their livelihoods in case of failure in other non-farm activities.

5. Environment conservation through increased capacity of community members to engage in sustainable practices of environmental management for improved livelihoods through mobilization and use of use of energy-saving stoves to reduce the pace of trees cutting and conserve the environment.

6. Cross cutting issues on gender with emphasis on bringing fair relationship between women and men in families so that both benefit equally and inequality is not perpetuated, community health promotion and (HIV/AIDS) mainly aimed at increasing the number of people in the communities checked their HIV status for reduced HIV transmission as well as Correspondence Course through disseminating knowledge so that subscribers are experiencing increment in production.

The project aimed to reach a total of 1,332 direct beneficiaries, majority of whom are smallholder farmers (others include members of the environmental committees, and institutions at village, ward and district levels) organised in groups. The project also aimed to reach 4,084 indirect beneficiaries including those who are enrolled in correspondence courses.

Project number: A-TZA-2019-0175
Project period: July 2019 to June 2022
Project coverage: Kondoa and Chemba Districts

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On the International Day Against Child Labor, June 12, 2021, global civil society on child labor in cocoa calls on chocolate and cocoa companies and governments on pledge to end labor children in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

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Every year on 22 April, the whole world celebrates the Earth Day. Land is the basic resource, essential for food and life for humans and animals. Land is a common good that must be preserved. The degradation of the land has repercussions on the whole society: producers and consumers. Today, the problem of the climate and food crisis is acute on the African continent. It is reflected in temperature disturbances, floods, drought, the proliferation of predators such as insect pests, the loss of biodiversity and food security.

Excessive exploitation of the land and the intensification of the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides are destroying the natural resources of the land and rendering it incapable of regenerating. Sustainably preserving the land for healthy and sustainable food is a major challenge.

Meeting this challenge requires the adoption of good agricultural and livestock production practices. It also calls for policy measures to support the sustainable adoption of practical solutions that preserve and renew the natural potential of the land.

It is high time that African governments and civil society organisations question industrial agriculture and mobilise for agroecology as the sustainable agricultural system that gives good and sustainable life to the land. Feeding the earth well so that it feeds the plants and the plants feed people and animals. This is the concept behind Produce Without Destroying.

This mobilisation is in response to the appeal launched by the Inades-Formation network through the campaign called “Conscience AlimenTERRE”. This campaign was launched on 25 March 2021 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. It will be implemented in the network’s countries of intervention and where the partner platforms are active.

This campaign reminds us of the problems of pesticides and chemical fertilisers in relation to soil degradation, pollution, toxicity and the health of farmers and consumers. The campaign calls for citizen mobilisation and policy measures to promote agroecology as the most nature-friendly, environmentally friendly, economically viable and socially just solution to the food and climate crisis in Africa.

The celebration of Mother Earth Day reminds us that agroecologically based food systems must be made the most urgent and critical policy priority for Africa in the run-up to COP-26 and beyond.

It is also an ideal opportunity for all actors mobilised in the implementation of the United Nations Decade for Family Farming (UNDAF 2019-2028). To this end, the

To this end, the celebration of this day deserves to be included in the national action plans for the implementation of the objectives of this agenda 2019-2028.

Thus, “Produce Without Destroying” remains an issue and a challenge. It is the key to healthy and sustainable food for all.

 

Mr. Baridomo Pascal,

Strategic Advisor on Sustainable Systems Development, 

Advocacy Officer at the General Secretariat of Inades-Formation

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