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 and institutional constraints inhibit increases in productivity, quality, and output of smallholder agriculture. Agriculture continues to employ a significant proportion of the labour force, where smallholder farmers dominate production of both food and export crops.
A Case Study of the Vocational Education and Training in Tanzania (VETA) The economic downturn and declining social sector performance in the period 1980-1995 have substantially influenced the debate on skills supply and demand in Tanzania. The downturn saw a substantial decline in the key skills indicator of literacy that had reached a high of […]
IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL POLICY REFORMS The policy focus on women empowerment has gathered traction lately partly as a result of encouraging the growth of the world economy, a renewed focus on inequality, and the initial success of large-scale income and livelihoods social programmes. Efforts aiming at empowerment have largely been distributional, characterised […]
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 […]