Poverty level remains quite high in the country, more so in rural than urban areas. As the Household Budget Survey of 2012 shows, while 10% and 28% of Tanzanians are below food and basic needs poverty lines respectively, the corresponding figures for rural areas are 11% and 33% respectively (URT, 2014). Marketing problems for small-holder farmers, including certain government interventions, their poor organization, and poor value chain development have been identified as among major bottlenecks to farm household incomes. National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) could potentially provide part of the solution to these problems through its role as an agency for ensuring food security, and through its role as a price, a stabilizer to increase farmers’ income if they buy at relatively higher than market prices that prevail at harvest. The latter role is even more important as many farmers tend to sell their outputs immediately after harvest for immediate cash needs for a variety of needs.
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. Capturing value through agro-processing, […]
Hii ni taarifa fupi itokanayo na utafiti wa kitaalam kuhusu mchango wa mfumo rasmi na usiorasmi wa elimu, na upatikanaji wa ardhi na mikopo kwa uzalishaji kwenye kilimo Tanzania katika maeneo ya vijijini. Uchambuzi uliofanywa unasisitiza umuhimu wa elimu rasmi na ile isiyo rasmi, upatikanaji wa ardhi, na uzoefu wa muda mrefu wa stadi za […]
Mabadiliko ya Kitaasisi na Vikwazo vya Ushindani Kwenye Masoko: Tafiti Kuhusu Wakulima Wadogo Tanzania
Historia ya sera nchini Tanzania imekuwa ni ya mabadiliko ya mara kwa mara ambayo lengo lake limekuwa ni kuongeza ufanisi na uzalishaji katika sekta muhimu za uchumi. Dokezo hili linatoa muhtasari wa kitabu kilichotokana na utafiti uliochunguza uwezo wa mabadiliko mbali mbali ya sera kuiongezea sekta ya kilimo, hususan wakulima wadogo, nguvu ya ushindani katika […]
A case study of Civic Engagement in Water and Sanitation in Tanzania This brief snapshot key findings from an explanatory qualitative case study that examined the role of civic engagement (CE) in the evolving systems for providing water and sanitation (WATSAN) services in Tanzania. This issue is timely because after more than a decade of […]