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Food Reserves in Tanzania Ensure Food Security at all times . National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA). The National Food Reserve Agency in Tanzania . Public Institution under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mission : Guarantee the National Food Security at all times

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Food Reserves in TanzaniaEnsure Food Security at all times

National Food Reserve Agency

(NFRA)


The National Food Reserve Agency in Tanzania

  • Public Institution under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives

  • Mission : Guarantee the National Food Security at all times

  • Establishment : 1st July 2008


The National Food Reserve Agency in Tanzania

What we do;

  • Procurement and storage (Maize, sorghum)

  • Marketing (non-profit organization)

  • Modernization of operating systems

  • Utilization of modern management tools


Partnership with WFP

  • Support the National Capacity Building

  • Implement safety net programmes

  • Reinforce Emergency response

  • Enhance access to markets for small holders

  • Implement WFP strategy in using food assistance to underpin sustainable hunger solutions


Partnership with WFP

  • Implement the ASDP and KILIMO KWANZAStrategy to promote best practices

  • Food procurement from small holders

  • Agricultural market development

  • To benefit low-income farmers

  • Combine WFP & NFRA s’ purchasing capacities to support sustainable development in food security and nutrition


What worked well !

  • The Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formalizing the cooperation between WFP and NFRA

  • Purchases from small holder farmers through the logistics framework of the NFRA

  • 80,608 mt maize purchased by WFP

    (33,000 mt in 2011 and 47,608 mt in 2012)

  • Rotation of NFRA stocks


What worked well !

  • Quality Commodity Trainings operated by the WFP P4P Food Technologist

  • Technical assistance for NFRA to enhance its role as the National Food Reserve Agency (400,000 MT)

  • Strengthen Emergency preparedness and response capacity through enhanced storage capacity


The Challenges !

  • Put in place a new procurement strategy (purchase from Farmers Groups)

  • Secure stocks at all times

  • Compete with Private Sector

  • Respond to WFP regional food requirements

  • Modernise the operating systems

  • Increase the storage capacities


Beyond WFP & P4P !

  • Mapping the Farmers Groups

  • Establish efficient M&E systems

  • Direct purchases from smallholder farmers

  • Promote Food Security & Food Safety

  • Increase the operational capacities to ensure efficient food reserves

  • Promote the integration of the NFRA in the Agriculture Development Strategy


Thank You

Asanteni Sana


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