RCE Dar es Salaam - 2019

Scaling up Weather Index Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Tanzania, the case of Tanga region
Basic Information
Title of project : 
Scaling up Weather Index Insurance for Small Holder Farmers in Tanzania, the case of Tanga region
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Dar es Salaam
Contributing organization(s) : 
Regent Senior Women Group( RESEWO)
Reach and Save the Needy(RESANE)
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Neema Komba
Organizational Affiliation: 
Regent Estate Senior Women Group( RESEWO)
Format of project: 
power point
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Friday, May 10, 2019
Goal I for SDG, No Poverty by 2030, Goal no 2 Zero Hunger by 2030
At what level is the policy operating?: 
National
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Africa and Middle East
Country: 
Tanzania
Location(s): 
Tanga Region, Lushoto District
Address of focal point institution for project: 
P.o Box 35931, Dar es Salaam
Ecosystem(s):
Level of Education for intended audience:
Socioeconomic and environmental characteristics of the area : 
Tanga region is located in the East part of Tanzania closer to the Indian Ocean. Main economic activities are fishing, agriculture and animal husbandry. The area in Lushoto is composed of higher lands that attracts horticulture production.
Description of sustainable development challenge(s) in the area the project addresses: 
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
January, 2015 to January, 2020
Rationale: 
The activities are very important for the improvement of agriculture sector in Tanzania. The sector which employ 80% of Tanzanians
Objectives: 
Create awareness among farmers on climate smart agriculture and weather index
Link producer organizations with other stakeholders in the agriculture sector
Construction of net houses and local chicken brooder
Create a farmer market network
Create radio programs and Tv programs for agriculture
Activities and/or practices employed: 
Meetings
Site visits
Training programs
Seminars
Networking
Size of academic audience: 
10,000 people in the Tanga region
Results: 
A network of producer organization established
Net house constructed
Weather index policy established
Farmers linked to other value chain actors in the sector of agriculture
Trees planted
Local chicken brooder established
Lessons learned: 
Negative attitude of insurance among Tanzanians because of bad experience
Market challenge for agricultural products
Reluctance of financial institutions to dish out loans to farmers
Youth negative attitude on agriculture
Gender inequalities
Key messages: 
Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania, employs more that 70% of Tanzanians. It is time to go back to all policies signed to boost agriculture. Do not leave farmers alone.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
The project is related to RCE on capacity building and training of farmers on climate smart agriculture and environmental education where trees are planted where ever net house is constructed for wind braking, shed and environmental management
Funding: 
Community funding so far
References and reference materials: 
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
(https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs) and other themes of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
SDG 1 - End poverty in all its forms everywhere 
Direct
SDG 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture 
Direct
SDG 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages 
Indirect
SDG 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all 
Indirect
SDG 5 - Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls 
Direct
SDG 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 
Indirect
SDG 7 - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all 
Indirect
SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all 
Direct
SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
Indirect
SDG 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries 
Indirect
SDG 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable 
Indirect
SDG 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns 
Indirect
SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts 
Direct
SDG 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development 
Indirect
SDG 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss 
Indirect
SDG 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels 
Indirect
SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development 
Direct
Theme
Disaster Risk Reduction 
Direct
Traditional Knowledge  
Direct
Agriculture 
Direct
Arts 
Indirect
Curriculum Development 
Indirect
Ecotourism 
Indirect
Forests/Trees 
Direct
Plants & Animals 
Direct
Waste 
Indirect
Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 1 - Advancing policy 
Direct
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
Direct
Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
Direct
Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
Direct
Priority Action Area 5 - Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level 
Direct