Agricultural Markets

Equitable Development through Agriculture: Policy Options for Tanzania

Despite Tanzania’s impressive economic performance, little has been registered in terms of poverty reduction in the country. The agriculture sector in Tanzania, which employs about 87 percent of the population, can potentially facilitate equitable development in the country. This brief examines the relationship between stakeholders in the agriculture sector, .i.e. policy makers, farmers, investors and traders; the agriculture policies in place; the sectors’ potential, as well as challenges that would need to be redressed for an enabling environment towards balanced development and poverty reduction.