In Tanzania, P4P-supported Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs) have been successfully linked to sustainable markets such as the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA). Although SACCOs have sold over 5,000 metric tons of quality crops to markets beyond WFP, challenges remain to further encourage buyers to purchase from smallholders. Read the P4P in Tanzania fact sheet to learn more.
Overview – P4P in Tanzania
In Tanzania, P4P activities cover 14 districts in 10 regions, and reach nearly 19,000 smallholder farmers — 41 percent of whom are women. In order to reach farmers, WFP engages with Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs), which provide credit and savings accounts to registered smallholders. As of December 2013, WFP supported 28 SACCOs. In order to improve collective marketing and reduce post-harvest losses, WFP has engaged in capacity development, as well as investments to rehabilitate storage facilities, linking them to an emerging warehouse receipt system (WRS). Between 2009 and 2013, WFP signed contracts with 24 of the 28 P4P-supported SACCOs for more than 12,500 mt of maize and pulses valued at US$ 4.8 million. An agreement between WFP and Tanzania’s National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has now provided smallholder farmers from 17 P4P-supported farmers’ organizations (FOs) with a potentially sustainable market for their crops.