Calories and Household Incomes from Potato Subsector (CHIPS)

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  • Date :05 Feb
  • Tags :Tanzania

Calories and Household Incomes from Potato Subsector (CHIPS)

Status: Ongoing (2014 – 2019)
Funder: Comic Relief
Scope: Tanzania

CHIPS Project Intervention Areas
Project Summary

CHIPS is an ongoing four-year project (ends December 2019), aimed at improving the livelihoods of 20,000 smallholder potato farmers and 15,000 small scale potato retailers and food vendors in Tanzania. This will be achieved through increasing productivity, efficiency, profitability and volumes of businesses involved in the potato value chains in response to market demand.

The goal of the project is to double the incomes of Small-scale Farmers. Project outcomes are:

  1. Effective collective marketing/procurement of outputs and inputs by strengthened formal and financially viable small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), trading associations and/ or cooperatives of Smallholder Farmers (SHFs), and Small-scale Retailers and Vendors (SRVs)
  2. Increased supply of market preferred potato and potato products by Smallholder Farmers, Small scale Retailers and Vendors
  3. Increased competitiveness and efficiency of trading in potato and potato products through sustainable business consortia
  4. Increased equitable involvement of women and youth in decision making and access to resources and benefits of potato value chain
  5. Improved capacity of KT and its partners in the development of SRVs business and trade associations for trade-based food security in EAC

To date, CHIPS has engaged 9 Matching Grant partners namely Beula Seed Co & Const. Ltd, Njombe Agricultural Development Organization (NADO), Lusitu Agribusiness Group, Usambara Lishe Trust (ULT), VIBINDO Society, Actions for Development Programmes-Mbozi (ADP-Mbozi), Acla Honey Enterprises

Overall Project achievements so far
potato seller
potatoes92,626 MT
of potatoes valued at US$24.2 million traded

9 consortia
formed and operationalised intergrating 11,403 small holder farmers (44% females and 44% youth) and 4118 potatoes small reailers and vendors(55% women and 45% youth)engaged

Over USD31,966 worth of internal savings accessed directly by the farmers and SRVs
Close to 2,000MT of fertilizers collectively procured by the farmers
487,462 minitubers(pre-basic seed potatoes) produced by AR Uyola and Boula Seeds Co LTD
91MT of clean seed potatoes supplied to small holder farmers for QDS production by ARI-Uyole,ULT and Mtanga Foods
Over 23,000 farmers have recieved CHIPS supported trainings i.e 8,847 on Farmer Business School, , 7,433 on Good Agricultural Practices and 7,063 on Good Post Harvest Handling Practices
Over 5000 small scale Retailers and Vendors(55% women and 45% youth) have been trained i.e 3,676 on Business skills, , 1,952 on measurement standards

Contact Person

Rachel Ajambo
Country Team Leader – Tanzania
rajambo@kilimotrust.org

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