This policy brief talks about the contribution of agriculture sector to Tanzania’s economy. In 2015, the sector contributed 31.4% in real GDP and 67% employment despite an annual revenue loss of millions of USD.
The ANSAF annual learning event was organized by the Agricultural Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF) in collaboration with Africa Lead under the theme “Leveraging Agriculture-led Industrialization: Setting the Ground for a Mega Take-off.” The event took place December 1–2, 2016, at the Morena Hotel in Dodoma, Tanzania. The Learning Event focused on bringing together various stakeholders in the agricultural transformation process to discuss issues of common interest and seek solutions to obstacles facing stakeholders in pursuit of transforming the agriculture sector.
The Study on Public Interventions in Agriculture: With What Gender Implications was conducted by ANSAF with the purpose to generate relevant data that shall facilitate better understanding on to what extent interventions in Agriculture considered the gender aspect to ensure equal participation of women, men, youth and other marginalized groups in the process.
What does it take to transform agriculture in Africa, and Tanzania in particular? In this edition we are proud to contribute to the ongoing debate on transformation of agriculture. Yes, let’s ask ourselves: What does it take to transform agriculture? There are millions answers to this question, just as many as the number of researchers, political leaders and agricultural practitioners.
The Agricultural Non State Actors Forum (ANSAF) is a member-led forum whose members include farmers Umbrella organizations, Private sector and Non-governmental organizations (National and International NGOs) in Tanzania.
Bertha Magembe, 34, is a secondary school teacher in Mwanza Town who is involved in several agri-business enterprises. Bertha was inspired to start selling fresh juice after seeing unpurchased oranges being discarded in the marketplace.