RtB Projects

 

MTANGA POTATO SEED: 

Focus on removing regulatory barriers in Tanzania in order to allow the registration of potato seed varieties from other regions of the country and Southern Africa.

Project completed and successful as the Tanzania government accepted NBF’s argument on the basis of the East African Community (EAC) regulations that permit seed variety trial data from one EAC country to be accepted by another. This resulted in the first regulatory change in the country relating to laws on seed varieties in 30 years.

FDC RURAL WOMEN DEVELOPMENT:

Focus on rural women development through mentorship and assistance in acquiring micro finance on the basis of the issuing of DUAT (right of us of land) titles by government.

Phase 1 of the project was completed as nine rural women farmers in the Manica province of Mozambique received DUAT’s. NBF is looking into the possibility of accessing micro-finance to mechanise rural farming on the basis of using DUAT’s as collateral.

CEPAGRI INFORMATION DESK:

Focus on the development of technical skills and the technological upgrading of the Centro de Promoção da Agricultura (CEPAGRI) Agricultural Development Agency Information and Help Desk in Mozambique.

Acquisition of computer hardware and the development of software with a methodology for gathering and capturing data that can be used by local and international investors.

Project completed and scaling-up options are being considered for the southern Africa region.

ISPM AGRICULTURE SUPPLY CHAIN ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT: 

Focus on the development of an agriculture entrepreneurship curriculum for implementation at the Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica (Agricultural College in the Manica province of Mozambique).                              

Pilot project was completed with first intake of students under this programme set to graduate in 2016.

Preparation for replication in other areas in Mozambique and adoption in other African countries are underway.

ANGONIA SOYA BEAN PRODUCTION:

Focus on the mechanisation of rural agriculture farming through the procurement of animal traction farming equipment and associated training required by the Angonia Farmers Association in Mozambique.

Funding secured from the U NDP, GIZ and private sector.

Farming equipment procured and delivered to the Angonia region in Mozambique.

Farmers trained in the effective use of animal traction equipment and farming techniques.

Farmers impacted tripled their production and yield with subsequent increase in income.

Pilot project ready for scaling-up and replicating elsewhere.

SOUTHERN AFRICA AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP PLATFORM: 

Focus on removing the barriers to regional agriculture and the mobilisation of private sector and donor resources in the implementation of interventions.

Platform has been launched and established in Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.

Thematic working groups have been set in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi.

A discussion forum has been set up to allow regional working groups to interact and share best practices as well as coordinate inter-country agriculture efforts.

AGRICULTURE PROJECT PREPARATION  FACILITY (APPF): 

Focus on bridging the gap identified between project inception and project bankability for agriculture projects.

Preliminary parameters have been developed together with an operating model.

Currently engaging private sector participants, donor agencies and DFI’s in funding the initiative.

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