Arusha Women Entrepreneur
Creating a supply chain that secures income for peanut farmers
AWE has created a value supply chain from the production and marketing of aflatoxin-free, natural peanut butter. Generating multiple income-earning opportunities, the enterprise uses an inclusive business model. It employs women from peri-urban Arusha and, together with partner World Vision, provides technical and management skills training to smallholder farmers.
Semi-processed peanut butter sold wholesale drives most revenue, however diversification into by-products such as animal feed and briquettes could prove profitable. Arusha Women Entrepreneur has significantly increased the incomes of unemployed women from peri-urban Arusha and smallholder peanut farmers from Nzega Simbo.
Arusha Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) produces and markets natural peanut butter and by-products, creating benefits for unemployed women and smallholder farmers in its value chain.
Enablis Tanzania Chapter is a non-profit organisation providing workshops and mentoring on business management and marketing.
Nelson Mandela Africa Science and Technology provides capacity building on business management, as well as expert advice on product development, food quality and safety.
World Vision Nzega Cluster is a non-profit organisation that helps to source smallholder peanut farmers. It also provides training assistance for nut growers on climate change.
Darsh Industries processes and markets fruits and vegetable products with country-wide outlets contributes as a marketing partner.
The 2014 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are largely supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.