Sustainable Community Development (SUCODE)

Contract partner: NLO - Nachhaltige Landwirtschaft Ostafrika Country: Tansania Funding amount: € 300.000,00 Project start: 01.08.2023 End: 31.07.2026

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project aims to ensure that communities from the Mkingu Nature Forest Reserve (MkNFR) implement climate adaptation strategies.

Expected results

1) Rural communities benefit from increased climate resilience by implementing self-developed strategies for adaptation and mitigation of climate change impact.

2) Farmers around Mkingu Nature Forest Reserve increase climate resilience through practicing sustainable farming with positive impact on resilient production and on the environment.

3) Alternative income generation, contract farming and saving and lending activities increase livelihood opportunities for the rural communities.

Target group / Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries: the project will work directly with 1,125 community members (55% women, 10% youth, and 2% people with disabilities), 20 extension staff (12 men and 8 women) and 60 other stakeholders.

In addition, the project is assumed to reach 24,500 people indirectly including 25 villages surrounding the MkNFR.


Conduct training sessions for farmers using the Participatory Assessment of Climate and Disaster Risks (PACDR) tool; develop additional 13 Climate Change Adaption Action Plans; train farmers on sustainable farming methodologies including but not limited to soil and water management, mulching and the application of botanical pesticides; establish farmer to farmer trainings; train extension officers on climate change adaptation strategies for agriculture and agroecology; conduct trainings for community members on alternative income generating activities as well as financial saving and lending; introduce companies to farmer communities and support farmers in matching the demand from relevant companies.


The communities living near the MkNFR face numerous socio-economic and political challenges. These include climate change, changes in the use of forest land, soil erosion due to agricultural practices, lack of quality inputs and knowledge on how to use them, lack of irrigation systems, lack of capital investment in agriculture, lack of or inadequate entrepreneurial skills, encroachment of livestock on cultivated land, and low participation of women in village governance and other high-level decision-making bodies. As a result, communities suffer from low yields leading to income loss and increasing food insecurity; production has not been able to expand; time spent on agriculture has decreased; women's workload has increased; rainfall is unreliable; gender inequality has increased.

ADC-co-financing rate: 51.48 %

project number 2319-12/2023
source of funding OEZA
sector Landwirtschaft
modality Project-type interventions
marker Environment: 2, Climate change mitigation: 1, Climate change adaptation: 2, Biodiversity: 2, Gender: 1, Poverty: 1, Inclusion: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.