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.
The effects of institutional bottlenecks on
enterprise development and competitiveness in
productive sectors in Tanzania
This policy brief flags areas of crucial policy concerns in the context of the prevailing legal and regulatory framework for enterprise development and competitiveness. It draws on analyses and findings from REPOA’s Research Project on Institutional Analysis of Enterprise Development and Competitiveness (EDC) in Tanzania. The research draws on analyses of primary and secondary data […]
Uwezeshaji wa Wananawake Kwenye Uzalishaji,Utafutaji wa Kipato, Umiliki wa Raslimali na Uongozi KupitiaMpango wa Kukuza Uwezo wa Kaya Maskini (PSSN)
Kitabu kinachohusu Uwezeshaji wa Wanawake Tanzania kama sehemu ya Sera za Kudumisha Ustawi wa Jamii (Empowering Women in Tanzania in the Contexts of Contemporary Social Policy) kimetolewa na REPOA kwa madhumuni ya kutoa uchambuzi wa kisera, matukio na taasisi ambazo ni sehemu ya mihimili ya jitihada za serikali za kuwawezesha wanawake Tanzania. Dokezo hili linatoa […]
This brief summarises the theoretical chapters in the book on Youth Transition from School to Work: A Case Study of VETA in Tanzania whose aim is to increase understanding about the barriers to youth employment and transition to work in the context of Tanzania’s new industrialization drive. The brief concentrates on key factors that influence […]
This brief summarises results from a study that assessed the extent to which social assistance offered by TASAF through the PSSN contributes to the empowerment of women in terms of increasing their economic, political and social influence on their lives, their households and their communities.