Feed the Future
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Balancing Quick Wins with Sustainability: Feed the Future’s NAFAKA Project in Tanzania

May 22, 2012
institutional sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development


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The Tanzania Staples Value Chain Project – NAFAKA, implemented by ACDI/VOCA, is one of the 10 active Feed the Future projects in Tanzania. Chief of Party Lee Rosner discusses NAFAKA’s market-driven, value chain approach to addressing food security concerns in the country, sharing both the challenges and successes encountered during the project’s first year of implementation.

Greenroom Interview: Key Takeaways

Lee Rosner and Elizabeth Eckert


Lee Rosner
Lee Rosner
Lee Rosner

Lee Rosner is the Chief of Party on

Lee Rosner

the USAID-funded SFSA Task Order, Tanzania Staples Value Chain Project NAFAKA. Rosner has over 30 years’ experience in international development, 19 as Chief of Party. He has administered USAID contracts and cooperative agreements in a variety of sectors including rural competitiveness, agribusiness and microenterprise/SME development, NGO capacity building, democratic governance and civil society development, grants management, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Rosner has served long-term assignments in Bolivia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, Romania, Tanzania, Liberia, Mozambique and Uganda; he is currently posted in Dar es Salaam.