Agricultural Services Support Programme

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Agricultural Services Support Programme

Agricultural Services Support Programme

The programme targets a broad section of the country’s farming population, with a particular focus on the poorest households, including landless labourers, women, households headed by women and orphans, and HIV/AIDS-affected smallholders. These poor farmers are held back by lack of access to technology, financing, markets and natural resources.

The programme will work to improve agricultural productivity by:

  • promoting farmer’s organizations to prioritize and manage development needs
  • strengthening linkages between farmers and local and central government as well as the private sector
  • improving access to relevant agricultural knowledge and technologies
  • promoting policy changes in favour of poor farmers

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
United Republic of Tanzania
Approval Date
02 December 2004
2004 - 2014
Total Project Cost
US$ 221.23 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 25 million
Co-financiers (International)
Basket Funding US$ 72.72 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 118.67 million
Beneficiaries US$ 4.84 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Francisco Javier Pichon

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




Impact assessment: Agricultural Sector Development Programme–Livestock (ASDP-L) and Agriculture Service Support Programme (ASSP)

December 2018
Despite decades of research and development of technologies and innovations which improve farming practices and productivity, small farmers in Tanzania continue to use technologies and practices which do not favour high yields and economic returns.