FSP in Tanzania works toward the Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (ASPIRES) project. Its goal is to accelerate Tanzania’s adoption of more effective policies and programs to drive broad-based agricultural sector growth, improve household food security and nutrition, and reduce poverty.
Tanzania has achieved rapid economic growth over the past decade. Yet smallholder farmer productivity remains low, and rural poverty, malnutrition, and inequality remain pervasive. Key contributors to this situation are under-provision of basic public goods; an unpredictable policy environment; and limited voice for private sector and civil society in the policy-making process. Redressing these problems is necessary to create an enabling environment for inclusive, broad-based, and sustained agricultural sector growth.
Ministry of Agriculture
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)
President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG)
The Policy Analysis Group (PAG)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for GISAIA:Tanzania
USAID through Feed The Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab: Tanzania.
Global Change Learning Lab in sub-Saharan Africa
Status: Core-funded Activities and Buy-In Mission
Funding Dates: 2016-19
Name of the Project: Agriculture Sector Policy and Institutional Reforms Strengthening (ASPIRES)
Components: C1-C2, C4
Themes: Nutrition and Gender
In Tanzania, agriculture represents 23% of the GDP while employing 70% of the labor force. ASDP II aims at boosting the agricultural sector.
During his May 2018 visit to Tanzania, the Dean saw firsthand the implementation of FSP ASPIRES's work in Tanzania: progress made to date, existing challenges, and next steps, including new areas of collaboration to accelerate the project's implementation.
It's happening, and offers many investment opportunities. A seminar by Jayne & Kray, Ministry of Agriculture, Gvt of Tanzania, April 10, 2018