This paper examines the production and market arrangements in the sugar value chain in Tanzania, an industry that involves a significant number of smallholders producing sugarcane for monophonic processors. The study followed an exploratory approach, including the triangulation of data through interviews with key institutions such as the Sugar Board of Tanzania (SBT), milling companies, intermediary organizations of outgrowers, and those providing major services to Tanzania’s cane growers. Interviews were also carried out with individual growers and farmer groups, and observations were made of operations in cane fields and sugar mills. Secondary data were collected from report files obtained from sugar milling companies, outgrower intermediary organizations, the SBT, and international organizations, notably the FAO and the International Sugar Organization (ISO).
Tanzania has achieved sustained rates of economic growth for the past ten years and is moving towards middle income status. Maintaining these gains while ensuring that development is inclusive is a core objective of the second National Five-Year Development Plan which places industrialisation as the key pillar of national development strategy.
A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and a potential exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the next decades.
Targeted Not Blanket Allocation, is key to improving effectiveness of input use through voucher schemes
Agriculture development strategies continue to play an integral role in the economies and livelihoods of the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) because of their predominantly agrarian economies and agriculture provides employment to large proportions of the population. Despite their importance to local economies, these strategies have historically been driven by funding from international development agencies. […]
The literature on political economy of decentralization underscores the importance of intergovernmental transfers as a vehicle for achieving national social, economic and political policy goals when administrative and financial powers are devolved to lower levels of government. Decentralization left without considering the capacity of authorities to raise enough resources and address needs will enhance inequity […]