Tanzania is currently the 2nd largest rice producer in South-Eastern Africa (growing at 7% per year), while coffee and tobacco remain the country’s foremost export crops. Expansion of soy, sugarcane and other globally-significant export crops are being heavily promoted. The Kilombero district and target landscapes in Zanzibar have been prioritized by Government for agricultural expansion. The Project is aligned with the FOLUR IP through its 4 interconnected components – (1) Development of integrated landscape management (ILM) systems, (2) Promotion of sustainable food production practices and responsible value chains, (3) Conservation and restoration of natural habitats, (4) Project Coordination and M&E. The project components will contribute to the preservation of ecosystem services in some of Tanzania’s key agricultural growth areas. More specifically, the project will contribute to 1,052,430 ha under improved practices and 1,419,430 under improved management.
Focal area: Biodiversity, Land Degradation
Project status: Project Development
GEF Project ID: 10262
Program: Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration#10201
Implementing Agencies: WWF-US
Executing Agency: Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
GEF Resources: US$ 8,250,000
Co-financing: US$ 59,895,873
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