Involve is a regional project that aims at increasing involvement and engagement of smallholder farmers of East African Community countries in agricultural policy formulation and dialogue. The project partners are the Eastern and Southern African Farmers Forum (ESAFF), Gret and MVIWATA and is implemented in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. The project is mainly funded by European Union with matching funds from partners of MVIWATA and ESAFF.
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to inclusive formulation and implementation of demand driven-policies for improved food security within the East African Community countries through increased engagement of small scale farmers and scaling up of successful food security local initiatives.
Specifically, the project will strengthen the capacities of the ESAFF network and its members in East Africa to contribute to the formulation and monitoring of policies that impact food security at local, national and regional levels. The project will also foster agricultural commodities trade within the region, while building on MVIWATA-managed rural bulk markets.