Overview of GISAIA/Tanzania
GISAIA/Tanzania consists of two main components:
Component 1: Policy Analysis & Capacity Building within DPP/MAFC Demand-driven technical assistance in agricultural policy analysis and capacity building within and for the Directorate of Policy/Planning (DPP) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) of Tanzania; and policy coordination within MAFC, across ag sector line ministries, and between MAFC and the Policy Analysis Group (primary suppliers of ag policy analysis that are outside of MAFC).
Component 2: MSU/Sokoine collaborative empirical research and policy outreach on strategies to promote the sustainable intensification of smallholder maize & rice production Empirical research and policy outreach by MSU faculty members in collaboration with faculty from the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness (DAEA) at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) on several of the key GISAIA themes: to better understand the underlying policy, community and/or farm-level constraints to sustainable intensification of smallholder maize and rice production in Tanzania and to actively engage in policy outreach to disseminate analytical results to various ag sector stakeholders so as to inform on-going and country-relevant ag policy debates and/or emerging issues.
Policy Engagement Outreach Contributions
- Access to agricultural land, youth migration and livelihoods in Tanzania. Ntengua Mdoe, Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne and Isaac Minde. 5th Conference of AAAE, Invited Panel Session 2. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. September 25, 2016.
- Intra-Rural Migration in Tanzania and Pathways of Welfare Change. Ayala Wineman and Thomas S. Jayne. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts, July 31-August 2.
- Smallholder maize-nitrogen response rates, soil fertility, and profitability of inorganic fertilizer use on maize in Tanzania. David Mather, Isaac Minde, Betty Waized, Daniel Ndyetabula, Anna Temu, and David Nyange. Fertilizer Stakeholder Workshop. Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 8 September 2015.
- Agricultural Taxation in Tanzania with special reference to produce cess: Inception Report on Key Issues and Study Design. David Nyange and David Tschirley. Presentation at LGA crop cess stakeholder study inception meeting. Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives, Dar es Salaam. 30 Jan 2014.
- Ex Ante Institutional Assessment of the proposed Agricultural Credit Subsidy Program of MAFC. David Mather, Anna Temu, Daniel Ndyetabula, Betty Waized, Isaac Minde and David Nyange. Presentation by D.Mather in meeting with Director of Crop Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Dar es Salaam. 12 Dec 2014.
- Presentation at the first annual Agricultural Policy Conference, "The Changing Landscape of Tanzania’s Agriculture: The need for evidence-based policy making,” Dar es Salaam. 2-4 Dec 2014
- Analysis of Agricultural Produce Cess: Policy Options for Fiscal Reforms. David Nyange, David Tschirley, Francis Gaspar, Hussein Nassoro, Iddy Alfan, and Stella L. Steward. Presentation at the Local Government Authority Crop Cess stakeholder forum convened by PMO-RALG and MAFC, Dar es Salaam. 30 Oct 2014.
- The profitability of inorganic fertilizer use in smallholder maize production in Tanzania: Implications for alternative strategies to improve smallholder maize productivity. David Mather, Betty Waized, Daniel Ndyetabula, Anna Temu, and Isaac Minde. GISAIA/Tanzania Working Paper #4. June 2016.
- The Effects of NAIVS on Private Sector Fertilizer and Seed Supply Chains in Tanzania. David Mather, Betty Waized, Daniel Ndyetabula, Anna Temu, Isaac Minde and David Nyange. Working Paper #3. April 2016.
- Ex Ante Institutional Assessment of the Proposed Agricultural Credit Subsidy Program of MAFC. David L. Mather, Anna A. Temu, Isaac Minde, Daniel W. Ndyetabula, Betty M. Waized, and David Nyange. March 2015.
- Agricultural Produce Cess In Tanzania: Policy Options For Fiscal Reforms. David Nyange, David Tschirley, Hussein Nassoro and Abeid Gaspar. December 2014.
- T.S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, Lulama Traub, Nicholas Sitko, Milu Muyanga, Felix K. Yeboah, Ward Anseeuw, Antony Chapoto, Ayala Wineman, Chewe Nkonde and Richard Kachule. Africa's changing farm size distribution patterns: the rise of medium-scale farms. Agricultural Economics Volume 47, Issue S1, pages 197–214, November 2016.
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