Linking Organic and Conventional Farmers to Markets and Improving Sunflower subsector

Regions Covered:
In regions of Dodoma (Mpwapwa, Chemba, Kondoa and Kongwa districts) and Manyara (Kiteto district).
Target Beneficiaries:
12,000 Smallholder Farmers (Organic and Conventional), women 50% (6,000) and Youth 60% (7,200)
Market Facilitator:
Project Partners:
Implementing Partners (MA): MTANDAO WA VIKUNDI VYA WAKULIMA TANZANIA (MVIWATA) Off-takers/Buyers: Qstek Farming Limited – based in Manyoni (Conventional sunflower) & Tentation Bio – based in France (Organic sunflower) Service Providers Access to Seeds – QDS Producers, ASA, TARI and TOSCI Access to Finance – Banks (CRDB, NMB, PASS) Organic certification – Control Union Business service providers – SESS, SIDO Advocacy and dialogue – RAS, DAICO & DCDO
Project Goal:
To improve the livelihoods of up to 12,000 productive poor (organic and non-organic) and their households by increasing employment opportunities and thereby incomes of vulnerable small-scale farmers living below the official poverty line.

Project Duration/Budget: 

USD 200,000 | 10 Months 


Identified Systemic Constraints:

  • Poor accessibility and affordability of improved organic sunflower seeds.
  • Inadequate access to financial services because SHFs are not aware of available financial products/services and eligibility criteria for the same.
  • Poor business and entrepreneurship skills among SHFs.
  • Poor access to Rural Advisory Services (RAS). 
  • Limited knowledge of climate change effects 
  • Lack of access to reliable market for organic and conventional sunflower grains.   


  1. Facilitation of registration and documentation of 12,000 small-scale farmers for organic and conventional certification according to local and international. Promote
  2. facilitate the linkage between 12,000 small-scale farmers with off-takers under a contract farming model where price, delivery terms, and payments are clearly stipulated.
  3. Facilitate and promote the use of correct (improved) seeds for organic and conventional sunflower production.
  4. Increased facilitation on postharvest handling and management technologies and practices.
  5. Facilitate farmers to access different financial services by linking them with various local and major financial institutions.
  6. Facilitate farmers to access various rural advisory services at a lower price and in a sustainable manner (provided by the Government and private sectors while strengthening services provided by the project) including introduction and integration of climate-smart agriculture practices and technologies.