Rural Urban Development Initiatives - Connecting Smallholder Farmers to regional markets.
The UK government, through the FoodTrade East & Southern Africa programme, provided a grant of £3,002,040 to Farm Africa, who are working with consortium partners Rural Urban Development Initiatives (RUDI) and VredesEilanden Country Office (VECO) East Africa to link small holder farmers with surpluses to regional markets. RUDI is a Tanzanian based private sector development organisation focused on empowering micro and small enterprises (MSEs) and farming communities through improved market linkage and distribution channels for their products. The organisation is implementing activities in the SAGCOT regions of Tanzania. Mr. Abel Lyimo, Executive Director of RUDI gives us more insights into their work.