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TAHA and TRIAS to Empower More Farmers on Entrepreneurship

Posted on 16th Nov | 2020

TAHA in partnership with AHA, TRIAS, and other implementing partners conducted a recertification ceremony on 11th November 2020 at TRIAS offices in Arusha to recertify lead farmers, commonly known as trainers of trainers (ToTs) in reaching out to more farmers through groups and projects that empower them to become entrepreneurs. The event brought together lead farmers (ToTs), that were previously beneficiaries of entrepreneurship training so-called b|u|s, certified by AHA (Andreas Harmers Academia), a Germany institution, to train farmers within TAHA but through a thorough evaluation by AHA standards. The recertification exercise means that these trainers are now certified to train farmers outside the TAHA network. The guest of honor, Arusha Regional Administrative Secretary, Richard Kwitega thanked AHA, TRIAS, TAHA, and other implementing partners for playing a vital role in complementing government efforts in reaching many farmers toward economic development through farming as a business. “Thanks to b|u|s trainers from Arusha Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Unguja and Pemba Regions, more than 1500 farmers from these regions have been reached and capacitated this year with entrepreneurship skills”. Added, Kwitega. On behalf of TAHA CEO, Grace Mkinga - Legal & Advocacy Officer, expressed her gratitude to all partners TRIAS and AHA for making b|u|s training possible in Tanzania and highlighted that, among other achievements, the training has changed farmers on how to plan their businesses, access markets and use their resources to grow their businesses. “I congratulate b|u|s trainers for the consistent commitment shown during the rollout that has now culminated to being allowed to train other farmers beyond TAHA and bring more impact to the community". Said, Grace. B / U / S Training Program (Entrepreneurship) is a three topics training run for three weeks, and thereafter coordinators conduct supportive supervision to farmers on the ground. The topics covered include business and business plans preparation.

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