The Programme aims to increase rural income in its target area, which consists of seven districts in the southern highlands. It will reduce poverty and inequality through developing sustainable plantation forestry and adding value to the entire forest product value chain, from quality seeds planted on the land to quality products sold in markets.
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The objectives of the Feed the Future Tanzania Land Tenure Assistance activity (LTA), are to reduce land tenure-related risks and lay the groundwork for sustainable agricultural investment for both small holders and commercial investors throughout the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and in the value chains of focus for Tanzania’s Feed the Future program.
Under the Evaluation, Research and Communication (ERC) project, USAID is piloting a project to crowd-source land rights information at the village level in Tanzania using mobile technology. The Mobile Application to Secure Tenure (MAST) project (formerly the Mobile Technology Pilot) supports identified needs of the Government of Tanzania to improve land governance and lower the cost of land certification programs.
The Tanzania SERA project assists both the Government of the Republic of Tanzania (GoT) and the private sector to enable a broad‐based, sustainable transformation of the agricultural sector through policy reform. The vision for this project is twofold: to improve the policy and regulatory environment for agriculture growth and to build a group of public sector institutions, advocacy organizations, and individuals capable of performing rigorous policy analysis and advocating for policy reform.
Globally, the impacts of climate change and society’s response are significantly affecting resource tenure governance, the rights of communities and people, and their livelihoods. In turn, resource tenure and property rights issues are widely recognized as crucial in the success of many climate change-related initiatives.
The C2P project aimed to support the operationalization of private sector commitments to addressing land rights by working closely with a leading private sector company, Illovo Sugar, to apply VGGT principles to company practice, including and piloting the application of VGGT-based Analytical Framework for Due Diligence of Agricultural Land-based Investments in sub-Saharan Africa (AFDD) in three countries, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.
The project secured collective land rights for surviving Hadzabe hunter–gatherer and Datoga pastoralist groups, and improved the governance of village lands in 11 neighbouring village areas in the Yaeda-Mangola area, east of Lake Eyasi, in Northern Tanzania, which forms an important wildlife and mobile human land use corridor.
Working in collaboration with TMP Systems, Bonsucro sought to test and disseminate a new approach to sustainability monitoring and reporting in the sugar sector which fully integrated land tenure issues while producing reliable, consistent and near-real-time data at a low and affordable cost. It did do so by linking the Landscope risk and diligence tools under development by TMP Systems into the implementation of the Bonsucro Production Standard (BPS), and making the tools, assessments conducted and data products available thorugh the Bonsucro connect web site.
The Overall Objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project is improved utilisation of geospatial information in spatial planning and management in Zanzibar. The Project will improve access to spatial information and thus possibilities for inter-agency cooperation and public participation in environmental and other spatial planning and management processes.
The project is supporting the development of a new forest policy in Tanzania. As part of the process, the project supported a VGGT based forest tenure assessment, a community based forestry (CBF) assessment, and a forest and food security/nutrition assessment. Findings and recommendations from these assessments are informing the drafting of the new forest policy.