Fact Sheet Tanzania Study

 

FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA (FSA) COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT

 

between

 

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

and

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

(In-country time period: November 1989 - November 1991)

 

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       Downloadable Documents

o   UZ/MSU Food Security Research in Southern Africa Project Downloadable annual Conference Reports. 1987 -1991.

o   Click here to view all downloadable documents from this project at the USAID/Dec Archive (Documents posted here between 1985 and 1992 are from this project)

 

1. Cooperating Institutions:

 

Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam

Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe

USAID/Southern Africa Regional Program, Harare

Department of Agricultural Economics, MSU

 

2. Researchers Involved:

 

Drs. Haidari Amani and Wilbold Maro, Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam

MSU Campus Backstop: Michael Weber and Jim Shaffer

 

3. Objective of the Research:

 

Analyze the effect of recent market liberalization policy changes (especially measures to restrict private traders and enhance cooperatives) on food security in Tanzania.

 

4. Research Approach:

 

Surveys were conducted of farmers, traders and cooperative officials in two regions with surplus and deficit grain producing areas in each.

 

Survey and analysis of price movement in these and other regions were also completed.

 

5A. Outputs: Working Papers (see downloadable annual conference reports listed above)

 

Amani, H.K.R. et al. 1987. "Effects of Market Liberalization on Food Security in Tanzania." IN: M. Rukuni and R.H. Bernsten (eds) "Southern Africa: Food Security Policy Options." University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project. Department of Agricultural Economics. Harare.

 

Amani, H.K.R. et al. 1988 "Impact of Market Liberalisation on Household Food Security in Tanzania." In: G.D. Mudimu and R.H. Bernsten (eds) "Household and National Food Security in Southern Africa." University of Zimbabwe/Michigan State University Food Security Research Project. Department of Agricultural Economics. Harare.

 

Amani, H.K.R. and S.M. Kapunda. 1989. "Agricultural Market Reform in Tanzania: The Restriction of Private Traders and Its Impact on Food Security." In Rukuni, Mudimu and Hayne (eds) Food Security Policies in the SADCC Region, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Research Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

Amani, H.K.R. and W.E. Maro. 1990. "Household Food Security in Tanzania: Preliminary Findings from Four Regions." In Rukuni and Wyckoff (eds) Market Reforms, Research Policies and SADCC Food Security, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Security Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

Amani, H.K.R. and W.E. Maro. 1991. "Stock Management: Problems and Policy Under Market Liberalisation for Grains in Tanzania. In Wyckoff and Rukuni (eds) Food Security Research in Southern Africa: Policy Implications, University of Zimbabwe, Michigan State University Food Research Project. Department of Agricultural Economics, Harare.

 

5B. Outputs: Thesis and Related Papers

 

5C. Outputs: Seminars/Conferences

 

Selected results were reported in the annual UZ/MSU/SADCC workshop.

 

Informal interaction with Tanzanian policy workers about study results was on-going.