Generation Food: Innovation for Food Security in Arusha
About the program
Generation Food: Innovation for Food Systems in Arusha was a comprehensive capacity building program designed for 25 entrepreneurs within the Arusha region. Its core objective was to provide these entrepreneurs with the necessary skills, knowledge, and resources essential for sustainable business operations while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
The program made a significant impact by fostering a sustainable and fair food system in Arusha, particularly through the active involvement of youth. The initiative achieved this by focusing on three pivotal goals:
1. Increased Accessibility of Safe and Healthy Food: The program strives to improve the availability of safe and nutritious food for all consumers within the region.
2. Generation of Fair Income Across the Value Chain: A key aspect of the initiative is to ensure that all participants within the food value chain receive a fair income for their contributions.
3. Reduction of Ecological Impact: Another crucial aim is to minimize the ecological footprint within the food system, thereby contributing to a more sustainable environment.
The program's success is notable, with each participating business creating an average of three jobs. This not only aids in reducing unemployment but also contributes to the economic development of the region. Additionally, the observed 30% increase in revenue among these businesses reflects the effectiveness of the program in enhancing entrepreneurial success and furthering the goals of a sustainable and fair food system in Arusha.