Soya ni Pesa

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Frederik van der Bom
Soybean, soyabean, Tanzania, value chain, market, feed production, poultry, inoculants, nodulation, experiment, greenhouse, seed viability, plant density

Internship carried out under the auspices of the N2Africa project.

The Soya ni Pesa (Soybean is Money) project is an initiative to strengthen the soybean value chain in Tanzania’s Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT), by working with smallholder farmers and integrating them with markets. During the four years of the project CRS invests United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to increase the production of soybean from 3,500 MT per year to 11,000 MT and to support a total of up to 11,250 local farmers in the process. The project will upgrade the feed component of the Tanzanian poultry sector, with special attention to building a competitive supply of soybean for oil and meal production.

The two main objectives are:

to increase agricultural productivity in the egg and soybean value chains by demonstrating improved production techniques, facilitating access to improved seed, and linking agricultural producers to financial services and agro-dealer networks

to expand trade of agricultural products in the egg and soybean value chains by training agricultural producer groups, facilitating access to storage facilities, and linking agricultural producers to markets and market information.