Background to the study: Agriculture is the leading sector of the Tanzanian economy and the most critical for inclusive pro-poor growth. Agriculture provides employment for more than three-quarters of the population, accounts for 75% of the country’s exports, and contributes almost 50% to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Cocoa was introduced into Tanzania in the 1950s and was being grown commercially within a decade. Although it tends to be considered a relatively minor non-traditional cash crop, it currently supports an estimated 25,000 farmers and their families (or around 100,000 people). At the moment, around 80% of the country’s crop comes from a single district – Kyela in Mbeya region – where conditions for cocoa cultivation are near perfect. The majority of plants are grown there in organic conditions, by smallholders on plots well below a hectare, and sold directly from farms for export. The distinctive flavour of Tanzanian cocoa has recently been attracting the attention of the international cocoa world, but much is still needed for the country’s crop to reach its full potential.
A Diagnostic Manufacturing Competitiveness Study: Challenges, Prospects & Policy Options for Tanzania
This study has attempted to define and measure competitiveness of Tanzanian Manufacturing sector within a small set of indicators, and informed by the context of the study based on its Terms of reference. Overall, we find that the level of Tanzania’s manufacturing competitiveness has been improving gradually since 2007.
This report highlights the state of business environment in Tanzania by presenting both the trends and current status of key areas affecting DB. The next section set the analytical stage by outlining the conceptual framework followed by methodology (section 3) and review of policies (section 4). Section 5 as the core section of the report, […]
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