Mtandao wa Vikundi vya Wakulima Tanzania – MVIWATA in partnership with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are implementing a Climate Resilient Landscapes and Improved Livelihoods Program under the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) which is a multi-donor funded project housed within the Forestry Department and implemented in partnership with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and AgriCord.
The FFF has now entered its second phase (2018-2022) with the goal of ensuring “climate resilient landscapes and improved livelihoods” among Forest and Farm Producer Organisations (FFPOs) including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples . Phase II of the FFF will ensure that FFPOs are key players in reducing poverty and significant contributors for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to fight climate change.
Phase II will support the formation and strengthening the capacity of FFPOs to engagement in cross-sectorial policy and legal processes, increase the delivery of landscape-scale climate responses, in inclusive and sustainable economic opportunities, improved social and cultural services through direct financial support, technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning, and exchange visits, paying special attention to gender equality, youth engagement and indigenous peoples’ rights, working closely with governments. It will contribute to realization of eleven SDGs and will therefore have a global impact. FFF is a catalytic programme of FAO for the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2029).
GOAL OF THE FFF.
The goal of FFF phase II is to enhance climate resilient landscapes and facilitate improved livelihood among forest and farm producers Organizations (FFPOs) including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples
OUTCOMES TO BE ACHIEVED.
Phase II will contribute to achieve the following outcomes:
- More enabling policy and legal frameworks for FFPOs delivered through more FFPO-inclusive governance and cross-sectoral processes
- Increased entrepreneurship, access to markets and finance through through gender equitable value chains delivered by new capacity to provide business incubation within FFPOs
- Improved delivery of landscape scale mitigation, adaptation and climate resilience for climate change through direct engagement of FFPOs and integration with inclusive livelihood approaches.
- Improved and equitable access to social, communication and cultural services.
To achieve the above outcomes, MVIWATA with a support from FAO Tanzania will implement the activities and deliver outputs three regions of Njombe, Tabora and Rukwa.