Groundnut is among the most important crops for smallholder farmers in Tanzania, providing both food and income for households. Groundnut is a nutritious source of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for human consumption and parts of the crop can be used for livestock feed. This study identified factors which contribute to the stagnation of groundnut production among smallholder producers in Urambo district of Tabora region in Tanzania. Quantitative data were collected using a survey questionnaire administered to 400 smallholder farmers. Multistage, simple random and purposive sampling was used to select participants. Qualitative data were also collected through focus group discussions, key informant interviews, and personal observation. A multivariate regression technique was used to examine socio-economic factors influencing smallscale groundnut production in the district.
The global economy has encountered a slowdown in growth and capital flows in the last few years. The global downturn has in part been a product of lower than expected growth from some of the leading economies, mainly China and the European Union, geopolitical friction, trade disputes, disruptive weather patterns and a declining demand for […]
A Research Agenda Tanzania has since the 1990s undertaken a comprehensive reform agenda focusing on several areas including macro-fiscal and public financial management policies that address systems and processes that form fiscal structures. This focus had as its broad objective to contribute to the achievement of macroeconomic stability and sustainable and inclusive growth and poverty […]
Are there Employment Prospects for Partnered Women in Tanzania when Migrating? Evidence from the National Panel Data
This study considers the effects of family migration on labor market outcomes for the migrant partnered women. Whereas most partnered women are ‘tied’ migrants, results from the dynamic random effects model establish that, migrant women who were not employed in their previous places of residence are more likely to find jobs than similar non-migrant women. […]
Challenges, Prospects & Policy Options for Tanzania Assessing competitiveness of such a dynamic sector as Manufacturing can be a daunting task, not least because of the various issues that need to be taken into consideration in its definition, measurement and profiles. This study has attempted to define and measure the competitiveness of Tanzanian Manufacturing sector […]