New Origins Sustainable Spices : Developing new sustainable spices origins in Tanzania and Madagascar
Tanzania has a strong and growing spices sector, with a huge potential that is ready to be exploited and expanded to a larger scale.
NOSS aims to look forward to develop new sustainable origins spices in Tanzania and Madagascar that would allow The production partners, their contracted farmers (model farmers), collectors, processors and small farmers in Morogoro, Tanga/Muheza and Same in Tanzania and in Tamatave and Sambava in Madagascar to have enough knowledge and experience after 3 years, with a main focus on cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, cloves and cardamom.
The NOSS program will achieve its goals through the following approach
Stakeholder mapping & baseline study
The baseline study will mark the starting point of the programme and make monitoring and evaluation possible and define KPIs. The stakeholder mapping will identify the partners and important stakeholders during the programme.
The demofarm will be located on the property of the production partners, and will be upgraded with small Dutch equipment. The demofarm will give the cluster members the opportunity to show case their approach and train the target group. The demofarm will be an example for other farmers and show best farming practices to improve quality and volume.
The cluster members and local partners will train the model farmers on spices cultivation skills and support the local government by trainings to comprehend the process of logistics, finances and current challenges of red tape and the warrantage process.
During field visits, workshops and open days the cluster members will have the opportunity to show the necessary transformation at farms to improve quality, sustainable farming practices, processing spices, collecting and transporting spices, increasing volume to export and increasing the income for farmers.