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Rice is Tanzania's second most important staple product, and increased production can reduce import and eventually increase export. Norges Vel’s efforts to professionalize the rice sector in Tanzania through organisation and modern production methods, have doubled the smallholder farmers yield of rice production.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the world's joint work plan for eradicating poverty, combating inequality and ending climate change by 2030. Norges Vel’s vision of creating viable communities helps achieve the SDG’s through our work with sustainable, nature-based business development.
Norges Vel and Felleskjopet collaborates on the development of the company IKURU, which is partly owned by farmers in the Nampula region of Mozambique. The goal is to build a business owned by local agricultural cooperatives to strengthen farmers' income through increased production of food and seeds.
In 2018, the Norwegian Government will launch an action plan for sustainable food systems. Norges Vel is a member of the Forum for Development and Environment's Food Group, and we believe that food security and poverty reduction must be given priority over Norwegian interests in the support for business development.
Last week, Norges Vel and Nortura welcomed visitors from our local partners in Uganda who work with improving the meat sector there. During this project, we have had a strategic partnership with Nortura since 2014.
Six successful incubator companies developed by the Tanzania Renewable Energy Business Incubator (TAREBI) have now been celebrated with a solemn graduation ceremony. The ceremony was hosted by Norges Vel and IMED Foundation, and held at Kebby Hotel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
"As an ideal organization that works with sustainable business development, the environment is an important part of our operations and philosophy. We are proud to be a certified ECO-Lighthouse and that we meet the requirements to continue our certification for three more year’s", says Mats Olsen, who has led the certification work from the start. Here by Norges Vel’s new EV chargers.
12 Norwegian craft companies have joined forces to form a legal association: Artisans at Work Économusée Norway. “This is a historic day and a milestone for the craftsmen in the network. The association's vision is to promote cultural tourism by demonstrating genuine Norwegian crafts and design, Asbjørn Stavland in Norges Vel, states.
Norges Vel’s project managers are now all certified in the project management method PRINCE2 through the Holte Academy. Now we are starting the important work to customize our systems, routines and documents for the PRINCE2 method.