Case Studies of Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania
Tanzania’s policy path has been characterized by institutional reforms aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in key sectors of the economy. This brief examines the potential of various forms of institutional innovations in building competitiveness of smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. Evidence used shows that while some policies and interventions after independence contributed to the poor performance in export crop production, structural adjustments and trade liberalisation did not reverse performance as envisaged. The core argument is that a combination of market and non-market institutions is crucial in addressing market failures and other policy and institutional rigidities that impede the competitiveness of smallholder farmers in agricultural production.
This is the first of a five-part series of policy briefs presenting findings of a research study the “Implications of EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Tanzania.” The study is part of a broader research and capacity building project “Targeted support to strengthen capacity of policy makers, exporters, and trade associations to assess and review trade and related economic policies to promote trade competitiveness and diversification for widening trading opportunities with the EU’’ implemented by REPOA and ISS-Erasmus – funded by the European Union (EU) through the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme. Its contents are the sole responsibility of REPOA and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme or ISS-Erasmus.
This policy brief assesses rice production and consumption in Tanzania, the cultivated area of rice and yields obtained. It also presents the market dynamics of the rice sub-sector by assessing its exports, imports as well as its prices in the domestic and international market. Lastly, it presents challenges hindering trade competitiveness and provides policy recommendations […]
This policy brief aims at assessing learning outcomes by looking at inputs, commitments and competencies of service providers in the education and health sectors. The survey was conducted in two rounds in 2014 and 2016/17. The two surveys had been preceded by a pilot conducted in 2010 in Tanzania and Senegal, which allows Tanzania to […]
The Internet has the potential to improve public administration, servicedelivery, and citizen engagement (Castells, 2009; Chadwick, 2006,2013). In the early 2000s, the Tanzania government adopted onlinegovernment information provision and established the technicalstandards and guidelines for government websites in 2014 (UnitedRepublic of Tanzania, 2014). E-information stands for provision ofinformation via government websites and social media pages. […]