Throughout the history of Tanzania, agriculture has been considered the back bone of its economy. Its contribution to the export earnings has been sizable. Its role in ensuring domestic food security has always been very important. Even more importantly, it employs more than 70% of the population, most ofthem living in rural areas where poverty is pervasive. Thus, it makes sense to say that any measures that address poverty are likely to succeed if they target bottlenecks existing in the agriculture sector.
This book focuses on a selected number of policy interventions in the agricultural sector with the view to determining factors that have supported or constrained the success of these interventions in poverty reduction which is the main objective of development initiatives and interventions in Tanzania.
A Case Study of Civic Engagement in Water and Sanitation in Tanzania This research examines the role of civic engagement in the evolving systems for providing water and sanitation in Tanzania. This issue is timely because, after more than a decade of implementing civic engagement reforms, little is known on how the public participates in […]
Case Studies of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania The research informing this book examines the potential for various forms of institutional innovations in building competitiveness of smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. It was inspired by a review of the performance of the agricultural sector since Tanzanian independence in 1961, from which it is hypothesized that persistent structural […]
This book is intended to highlight the key policy issues and policy space that policy research institutions like REPOA have been occupying and are to continue to occupy in future. A typical book of this nature would have demanded a team of editors and authors from many institutions, since influencing positive policy change takes the […]