Harnessing Investment in Tanzania’s Agricultural Sector for Inclusive Growth
Poor infrastructure, lack of access to credit and quality inputs, unclear land laws, sparse training initiatives hinder the country’s agricultural potential.
Agro-processing initiatives have been unable to tap into domestic markets due to better quality products from South Africa and Kenya.
Legislative measures and policy frameworks require greater synergies across government departments.
Smallholder farmers could play a vital role in helping the country strive for export-quality produce.
Public-private partnerships are not a one-stop solution in linking smallholder farmers to larger markets. They must complement investment plans to support food-insecure areas, mitigate environmental damage, and ensure greater transparency and communication on the contract terms between agricultural companies and farmers.