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ThiClimate, Resilience, Entrepreneurship in Tanzania (CRET)

 

Green Entrepreneurship is among the key activities contributing to green growth and complementing efforts against the increasing impacts of climate change as the promotion of economic growth through building resilience, managing natural assets efficiently and sustainably including enhanced agricultural productivity, and promoting sustainable infrastructure while minimizing GHG emissions. The main objective of this initiative was to create awareness and promote potential opportunities that come with climate change adaptation in Agriculture. This included catalyzing small-scale entrepreneurs to invest and innovate sustainable solutions and business models that increase resilience to climate change impacts.

 

Through “Communicating Opportunities to Small Scale Entrepreneurs to Tackle Climate Change (COECC)”, FORUMCC developed business cases and documented different climate resilience entrepreneurship investments and innovations in focusing on Green Entrepreneurship Opportunities in addressing Climate Change adaptation in Agriculture Sector in Zanzibar, Dar-es-salaam, Morogoro, and Dodoma regions. For sustainability, the youth group was facilitated technically to establish partnerships with strategic partners such as the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), also linked to 11 animal feed distributors and a youth international exhibition competition in China where they won and secure $10,000 that facilitated to start procurement of production line machinery, construction of maggot farming facility, waste collection equipment’s, drying machines for maggots and microphytes. All of these required the total amount of $40,000 according to their budget.

 

The project engaged farmers’ associations, Cooperatives, Community based Organizations, Youth Groups, and Non-Governmental Organizations as well as learning institutions working in the Agriculture sector. A total of 10 video clips (4 videos for 3 minutes, 1 for 8 minutes, 3 of 1 minute for social media, and 2 of 2 minutes) were produced and disseminated explaining opportunities and challenges in Seaweed farming (Zanzibar), Beekeeping, and honey production (Dodoma), Spices and cereals organic farming for value addition using small holders’ farmer’s groups and climate-smart farming (Morogoro), Fish farming and animal feed production (Dar-es-salaam). The project documented activities led by Higher learning initiatives on agriculture business (Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative- SUGECO), and Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT). Also, it documented Youth led activities which included Mavanja Company, Ever Green Farm, NOVFEED, and Capital Park Bees limited; Community based farmers group (PAJE group in Zanzibar), Mama Madeje Grapes farming, Inputs suppliers such as CM Agrovet in Dodoma, and RIJK ZWAN Company in Morogoro.

 

It is a non-for-profit, member-based - of over 80 diverse organizations across Tanzania committed to work on climate change issues in Tanzania and beyond.

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