Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The main purpose of the planned project is to encourage youth in Tanzania to participate in product value addition activities in the bee-products sector, and also in the provision of services that encourage product diversification. The target group is mainly youth that are dealing in bee-products. Currently, over 3000 youth in Tanzania are involved in bee-products harvesting and collection, and trading these in the informal channels. This low value trading of bee-products does not generate opportunities for the youth because both the foreign buyers and consumers of bee-products prefer processed products and there is a huge demand in Tanzania itself for better bee-products. The project will provide market-driven product development solutions and seeking to also develop youth-led support services in areas such as technology based processing and quality management in the value chain. The project will also contribute to setting-up of a Youth Centre of Excellence in SIDO and which will serve as a channel through which future capacity building in other key export trade areas will be designed and delivered. This will complement the existing vocational training programmes offered by SIDO.