ANSAF’s 2013-2017 strategic direction aims to improve smallholder farmers’ access to opportunities and capacity to respond to those opportunities either as entrepreneurs, workers, or consumers. ANSAF is now towards the end of its five-year Strategic Plan. The SP has aimed to transform the lives of smallholder farmers and contribute to putting in place agricultural systems that work for the poor in Tanzania. Emphasis is placed on positive behavioural change among boundary partners. The Strategic Plan operates under four expected results areas and six outcome levels.
Expected Result 1: Equitable distribution of resources, power and risks within value chains,
- Outcome 1: Platforms for dialogue between SHFs and other stakeholders exist.
- Outcome 2: Smallholder farmers have access to information and decisions that affect their livelihoods and wellbeing.
Expected Result 2: Improved learning by ANSAF members.
- Outcome 3: Citizen collectively engaging to hold the government accountable for policy and practice commitments made.
- Outcome 4: The voices of smallholder farmers and consumers who are currently living in poverty are being heard by decision makers
Expected Result 3: Pro smallholder farmers’ policy is being put into practice by the government and private sector within Tanzania.
- Outcome 5: Improved coordination by service providers for smallholder farmers and micro and medium small enterprises (MSMEs)
Expected Result 4: ANSAF able to meet the needs and aspirations of its members as well as the demands of the changing environment.
- Outcome 6: Improved capacity of ANSAF to effectively and efficiently carry out its functions.
The full SP can be downloaded here.