CIFOR-ICRAF has worked in Tanzania since the mid-1980s, focusing on agroforestry options for climate change adaptation and mitigation, strengthening rural institutions for sustainable natural resources management, and improving food security and nutrition, and bioenergy, land rehabilitation.
More recently, CIFOR-ICRAF has been active in supporting development of the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) guideline for Tanzania and National Agroforestry Strategy to increase productivity income and climate resilience in the agriculture sector.
COUNTRY FOCAL POINT
- CIFOR-ICRAF has contributed to the development of national agroforestry strategy, Climate Climate Smart Guideline for Tanzania and the draft strategies for Allanblanckia and cocoa development to guide in propagation, cultivation, market development and conservation.
- More than 2,500 farmers in Tanga and Morogoro regions now grow and benefit from Allablanckia stuhlmanni, an underutilized indigenous tree with oil-rich seeds used in the food processing industry, thanks to the establishment of a domestication and value chain development programme through public-private partnerships.
- Over 250,000 hectares of land have been restored in the Shinyanga Region of Northern Tanzania with the support of CIFOR-ICRAF efforts to rehabilitate land for sustained agricultural productivity, livestock production and improved rural livelihoods through the integration of traditional knowledge and engagement of multiple stakeholders.
- Through training, on-farm research and adoption, more than 30,000 farmers with various agroforestry technologies (indigenous and scientific) produced and disseminated knowledge products for various audiences and over 46 graduate students and interns have been trained since 2010.
Dr. Anthony Kimaro
Country Representative – Tanzania
World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Coca Cola Road Plot 22
PO Box 6226
Email: A.Kimaro@cgiar.org | Tel: +255 22 2700660