Food and Agriculture



For collective governance and community centred coordination on responding to climate change stimuli on the agriculture sector at national and local levels, there’s a need to improve and develop appropriate decision-making tools such as policies. In support of developing policies, our program and project will contribute by conducting researches, disseminating and testing the result to relevant communities and contexts. This will be continuously conducted in order to strengthen formal and informal practices in the civil society and general public advocacy on policy changes and/or improvements, in line with the CAN Tanzania Strategic Framework (2017-2022). We will further advocate for institutionalization of the shape of on and off-farm practices (e.g. formal & informal insurance mechanisms) among small holder farmers, fishers, pastoralists and other climate sensitive-dependent communities and individuals for sustainable livelihoods and resilience to climate change.


Climate services and agriculture

The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events in different areas in the country, calls for strengthened climate services particularly weather information and risk management approaches. For more impacts and sustainability, our efforts will prioritize innovative pathways which brings community needs and practices on the same page, in order to improve local practices risk reduction by enhancing planning and decision making processes on crop farming, livestock keeping and fisheries. The idea of taking community practices on climate service interventions, intends to build on the long term local practices and experience in planning for their livelihood, of which currently are not fully functional due to the impacts of climate change. This in turn will contribute on prioritized actions for climate change adaptation in areas under frequent threat of climate-related extreme, associated with high dependency of climate sensitive livelihood activities particularly Smallholder farming, pastoralism and fisheries


Land and Livelihood

Facilitate the development strategies in crop farming livestock keeping and fisheries, to prevent food insecurity and reduce impacts of climate-related stimuli; promote the integration of land use plan for sustainable livelihood is imperative. Our programmes and project will strongly engage with other stakeholders to explore all the possible sustainable ways through which sectoral development plans and programmes takes into account land management for sustainable livelihood especially in all climate related interventions across levels and scale.


Food security

Climate change is already severely threatening sustainable food security and thus impact the vulnerable communities, as well as the national and international community to achieve its different plans e.g. the National Five year Development Plan II, and the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). Therefore, CAN Tanzania work on climate change adaptation has also dedicated strong focus on actions with potential to reduce vulnerability and ensure food and nutrition security to most if not all of the communities likely to face extreme poverty and hunger.



CAN Tanzania motivation to take up initiatives on contributing on efforts facing the fisheries sector grew from the facts that the key production systems in the sector are already facing strong stack due to climate (increased water temperatures, and sea-level rise, coupled by decreased ph.). Altogether, this situation has victimized the normal sea productivity patterns. In the same trend, there are other factors such as flooding, droughts and increases in frequency and intensity of storms and other extreme weather events in most of the coastal areas, where most of the community around rely on fishing for livelihoods. As a way towards building climate resilience in this sector, we envision to contribute on sustainable preventive modifications for the community to ensure that in different circumstances, they can endure current and anticipated climate variability and change conditions, in a sense that relevant harms and impacts are moderately handled for an increased exploitation of key beneficial opportunities from the fisheries sector


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This review is associated with the review of local governments’ (Three Districts and Villages) periodic plans and strategies and looking their alignment with the national documents for renewable energy, climate resilience and poverty reduction.

On 8th to 21st August CAN Tanzania will be doing the practical dissemination of the reviewed policy and strategy reviews to the three districts (Chalinze, Pangani and Lushoto) and villages (Kihangaiko, Pangani Mashariki and Mwangoi) respectively attracting stakeholders from district council members to District department officials. This will be associated with technical backstopping of theRead More…

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