Best Ideas 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Agricultural Value Chain Information Center
Published on May 25, 2020 um 09:52
Explain your idea in details:
Main Objectives of the center: To provide capacity building, technical and legal support to field projects, advocacy, and dissemination of knowledge in all areas along the agricultural value chain like inclusive marketing, sustainable production, sustainable partnership, and use of ICT. ACTIVITIES: To facilitate farm inputs availability, Encouraging the formation and strengthening of producers cooperatives, Facilitate inclusive market availability, Facilitate information and knowledge linkages, Facilitate Public-Private Partnership, capacity building to cross-cutting issues like Environment, Human rights and Gender issues, Diseases. Innovative Approaches: Facilitate camping class strategy to the specific farming approaches for incubation, mentorship, Link with the government agencies to ensure access to inputs, markets and policy advocacy in favor of farmers mostly women and young farmers and Use of ICT by forming rural farmers internet hub where they can have experience sharing platforms on the challenges in the agricultural value chain.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Agricultural Value Chain Information Center will target all value chain actors in the agricultural sector mostly smallholder farmers groups of women and young farmers in Tanzania. Measures to evaluate success: - Improved and effective capacity of the producers' cooperatives. - Enhanced inclusive market and information availability - Increased rates of creating employment to women and young farmers - Sustained public-private partnerships - Enhanced small and medium enterprise development.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model of the idea is to run the center by introducing affordable fees (for members,not member feesI structure for the participants, encouraging contract farming to ensure that members are benefiting, a public-private partnership to ensure all regulatory and policy frameworks comply with the operational plans and ensure gender issues and human rights-based approaches are integrated with the center. Financing source: membership fees, training fees, grants, loans, and equity from the public or private development actors. Collaborators may be smallholder farmers, farmers' organizations, local and international agencies based on research institutions, monitoring and evaluation, organizations, cooperatives, Human rights-based organizations and Government institutions.
Stephano Msuya is a youth aged (29) years old, he has over six (6) years of experience in working with smallholder farmers groups in Tanzania. Currently, Stephano is pursuing a Masters Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation at the Open University of Tanzania, and he is also a Project Field Officer for the National Network of smallholder farmers groups in Tanzania (MVIWATA in Kilimanjaro region), where he focuses on designing and implementing economic empowerment activities for the region. Stephano holds a Bachelors's Degree in Project Planning, Management, and Community Development from the University of Dodoma where he focused on Project planning and community economic development within the agricultural sector. Stephano is driven by his commitment to youth groups to engage in the agricultural sector to ensure global food security and reduced the youth unemployment rate. After completion of the leadership program at YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, Stephano continued his work in the agriculture sector with a focus on advocating youth groups to engage in agribusiness and value addition practices from informal sectors like motorcycle ridding which is a very risky job, where he managed to register 42 youth groups by January 2020.
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