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Feed the Future is the US government's global hunger and food security initiative that supports country-driven approaches to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. USAID-TAPP is a key part of Feed the Future, focusing its efforts on SAGCOT, a region the Tanzanian government has identified as the most conducive for agricultural growth.
Who We Are
USAID-TAPP, launched in October 2009, is a five-year program supported by the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The program is increasing smallholder incomes, improving nutrition, and expanding markets through agricultural innovation and commercialization.
USAID-TAPP develops clusters of commercial farms, smallholders, and agribusinesses in areas with high agricultural potential. We are targeting fresh and processed fruit, vegetables, and spices in: Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Lushoto, Morogoro, the Coastal Strip, and Zanzibar. In addition to these six target zones, the program works with partners and the Government of Tanzania in the Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
Goals and Objectives
The primary goal of USAID-TAPP is to increase incomes of smallholder farmers through enhanced productivity, increased investment, and improved market systems. Specific objectives include:
- Raising the sales, incomes, and food security of 19,000 smallholder farmers
- Increasing yields of targeted products by 40 percent
- Providing training in agricultural productivity to over 40,000 individuals
- Leveraging $8 million in new client and counterpart investments
- Generating over $16 million in new incremental agricultural sales