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 of them 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.
Over the last decade, large deposits of natural gas have been discovered off the southern coast of Tanzania. Substantial investments have already been made in drilling exploratory wells, however, lower global gas prices since 2014 and uncertainty about the implications of changes in policies and legislation in Tanzania have significantly slowed down offshore exploration activities. […]
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 […]