In Tanzania, we work on the Rural Women Cultivating Change project in partnership with Participatory Ecological Land Use Management Tanzania (PELUM) and Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP).

PELUM is an association of 42 Civil Society Organizations working together to improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and the sustainability of farming communities.

TGNP is a women’s rights organization that seeks to build a transformative feminist movement for social, gender transformations and women’s empowerment.

PELUM and TGNP team members are addressing the systemic barriers to microcredit access based on the new national regulations. There are activities that encourage dialogue and discussion around women’s rights at varying scales, and how it relates to their own lived, everyday experiences.

A National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children (NPA-VAWC) was launched in 2017 in Tanzania. TGNP and PELUM are addressing gaps in the plan including: reinforcing household economic development, preventing SGBV, creating safe environments for women and children, investing in SGBV support services and reporting, and coordinating a monitoring strategy for the plan.

TGNP and PELUM are addressing the ongoing challenges with rain-fed crop production, limited market access, and the gendered conditions in which farming and food work operates. Strengthening investments in access to food production and preservation of seeds, and responding to the need for community seed banks are guiding specific project activities each season. The Seed Security Assessment and Action Planning is key to the RWCC in Tanzania as was undertaken in February 2023.

RWCC Program in Tanzania

Project Location: Morogoro and Gairo District Councils of Morogoro Region; Babati and Mbulu District Councils of Manyara Region; Mwanga and Same District Councils of Kilimanjaro Region.


The resources on this page provide insights into the program’s impacts in Tanzania and across the global program.

Resources and publications

International Women’s Day 2022

Addressing issues women farmers face will leverage their progress towards gender equality

Our partners

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Over the six year program, the Rural Women Cultivating Change project will support over 93,000 rural people in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya.