CLIMATE SMART                                                 FUNDINGSMALL-SCALE                                          ...
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SMALL-SCALE                               THE PROJECT                                                  ...
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  1. 1. CLIMATE SMART FUNDINGSMALL-SCALE The project is financed by the UK Department for Climate change,AGRICULTUREClimate-smart small- International Development (DfID) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) through agriculture and AcT, the Accountability in Tanzania Programme.scale agriculture includesa range of agricultural PROJECT PARTNERS poverty alleviation:practices that enablewomen and men farmerscultivating less than two The project is a partnership between putting small-hectares, simultaneouslyto address food security, ActionAid Tanzania, scale farmers at the heart of policydevelopment and climate MJUMITA - Tanzanian Community Forestry Networkchange adaptation /mitigation challenges. mjumitaorg@mjumita.orgA central principle is to MVIWATA - Tanzanian National Network of small-scale farmers and practiceimprove soil fertility and soil moisture management as mviwata@morogoro.netwell as to encourage farmers to use improved cropvarieties and good agricultural practices such as seed Tanzania Forest Conservation Group A partnership projectspacing, thinning and weeding. Tanzania Organic Agriculture MovementPROJECT LOCATION toam@kilimohai.orgSite-based activities are being implemented in six villagesin Kilosa and Chamwino Districts in Central Tanzania. Map of the six project villages in Dodoma and Morogoro Regions FIND OUT MORE For more information, please visit the project’s webpage at: Or contact: Executive Director, TFCG. PO Box 23410, Dar es Salaam Tel.: +255 22 2669007
  2. 2. CLIMATE CHANGE AND SMALL-SCALE THE PROJECT PROJECT OUTPUTSAGRICULTURE IN TANZANIA Overview Output 1: Two national networks of community groupsSmall-scale farmers should be at the heart of The project is a partnership between five non- are advocating for climate smart agricultural landTanzania’s policies to address climate change governmental organisations. It includes a national level management at national and local levels.mitigation and adaptation. advocacy component plus site based demonstration Activities: Building the capacity of members and staff activities in three dryland villages in Chamwino District of the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers GroupsAgriculture is the key to Tanzania’s ability to adapt to and three upland villages in Kilosa District. Funding fromclimate change and to adopt a low carbon development in Tanzania and of the Tanzania Community Forestry AcT has been committed for the period October 2012 to Network to collaborate more effectively to advocate forpathway. December 2014. climate smart small-scale agriculture.Small-scale farmers will be (and are being) hit first andhardest by climate change. Output 2: Information and analysis on the interface Project Goal between small-scale agriculture and climate changeLand use change, particularly deforestation as a result of The goal of the climate change, agriculture and poverty adaptation and mitigation that draws on researchshifting agriculture, is the largest source of greenhouse alleviation project (CCAP) is that poverty has been from within and beyond Tanzania, is documented andgas (GHG) emissions in Tanzania. reduced amongst small-scale farmers in Tanzania and distributed. greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture have beenInvestment and agricultural policies and practices reduced through the widespread adoption of climate Activities: Research to document best practice inare prioritising a shift to more mechanised, fossil fuel resilient, low emission agricultural practices. climate smart small-scale agriculture in Tanzania.dependent, larger scale agriculture with the aim ofincreasing productivity and commercialising smallholder Output 3: Small-scale farmers in two eco-agriculturalproduction. Whilst this approach may increase short- Project approach and strategy zones provide a forum for learning and knowledge The project will achieve its goal by advocating for exchange on best practice in terms of climate-smartterm yields, it risks makng small-scale farmers poorer Tanzania to develop and implement policies and agriculture and support for C3S agriculture is integratedand more vulnerable to climate change whilst increasing strategies that prioritise support to small-scale farmers in District plans.greenhouse gas emissions from increased dependence to enable them to improve their livelihoods through theon fossil fuel based inputs and machinery as well as Activities: Capacity building for farmers in six villages adoption of climate smart agriculture and sustainableincreased deforestation from displaced small-scale to adopt and demonstrate climate smart small-scale land and natural resources and from new commercial farms. agriculture. Working closely with local government, theTanzania is at risk of entrenching itself on a lose-lose Strategies that simultaneously increase adaptive project will provide practical examples of how improvedtrajectory for climate change adaptation and mitigation capacity, reduce vulnerability and mitigate climate agricultural practices can address climate changein its agriculture sector. change are likely to present fewer adoption barriers adaptation and mitigation. than those with conflicting impacts. For example Output 4: Elected representatives express supportCurrent climate variability, i.e. extreme events such as increasing soil organic matter content can both for small-scale climate smart agriculture and use theirdroughts and floods, already lead to major economic improve fertility and reduce the impact of drought, influence to direct support to small-scale farmers tocosts in Tanzania. Individual annual events haveeconomic costs in excess of 1% of GDP, and occur improving adaptive capacity, making agriculture less implement climate change adaptation and mitigationregularly, reducing long-term growth and affecting vulnerable to climate change, while also sequestering strategies.millions of people and livelihoods. The Economics of carbon. IPCC 2007 Activities: under thisClimate Change in Tanzania, DfID 2011. output include media coverage and engagement with elected representatives to promote the adoption of policies that support climate smart small-scale agriculture.