Switzerland is supporting smallholder farmers, in particular women and youth, to earn a better income by improving their access to economic opportunities and (self) employment, and by increasing their influence in policy making.
Around 65% of the Tanzanian active population rely on agriculture. This is the main source of income for women and youth.
Smallholder farmers face many challenges, such as limited access to quality and innovative skills, financial services, limiting improvement of agricultural productivity and access to gainful (self) employment. In addition, their interests are not always adequately addressed in policy making.
Switzerland will contribute to increased income of smallholder farmers, in particular women and youth, through:
Increased economic opportunities and access to (self) employment;
Increased influence in local and national policy making.