With an aim to support sustainable urban development in intermediary cities like Mwanza and Tanga in Tanzania, the project was started by Tripleline to highlight opportunities for supply chain enhancements to improve market function for key food-related value chains. Both cities are predominantly reliant on agriculture to support employment, yet the ability to build value added economic activities is constrained by weak trading systems, supply chain infrastructure, and vulnerability to climatic and natural hazards.
Keeping this in view, Tripleline is carrying out a pre-feasibility study to inform the design of a technical assistance programme as part of the larger Team Europe Initiative (TEI). A strong emphasis is being placed on how these urban food systems can be steered towards climate resilient development pathways i.e., identifying and managing risks to people, infrastructure and other assets along these chains that arise from climate-related hazards. Early identification of these opportunities can then be embedded in future programme design.