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, Livestock, and Fisheries (MALF)
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
Theme: Integrating Food and Nutrition Security into Economic Transformation and Industrialization Agenda in Tanzania, 14–16 February 2018, Dodoma, Tanzania
Tanzania’s Local Government Authorities (LGAs) had been using a paper and pen system to process taxes for years but it was very difficult to monitor the local tax collection The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy’s Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (ASPIRES) recommended the government of Tanzania to implement an e-payment system. It has proven transparent, reliable, and more efficient for both the Local Government Authorities and the taxpayers.
A series of workshops to inform Local Government Authorities on the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP 2). The next one is in Morogoro, Tanzania, April 24–29, 2017.