The Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB) is a state-owned development finance institution established in 2015 aiming to catalyse access to finance to smallholder farmers and SMEs in the agriculture sector. TADB seeks assistance in developing and rolling out a Gender Scheme and an overall Gender Strategy for the bank including financial and non-financial services for women and youth in agribusiness, and in engaging in a public-private dialogue with stakeholders in the agriculture value chain.
The intervention consisted of the following components:
In July 2022, the TADB Board of Directors approved the Gender Strategy and Gender Policy which were developed under the project. As part of the strategy implementation, TADB will also establish a Gender & Youth Unit. The Gender Scheme is planned to launch in Q4 2022. TADB will be in a better position to engage with and support female and youth actors in the agriculture sector and value chain.