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136. MP says Kondoa has irrigation agriculture potential
  Thursday, June 29, 2006  by Admin
  More than 24,000 tonnes of maize can be produced per year, from 10,000 hectares of land at Fakwa area in Kondoa, Dodoma Region, if the Bubu River could be used for irrigation system
 
137. Poor project implementation cause of farmers woes
  Friday, June 16, 2006  by Admin
  The main reason for the failure of many agricultural projects is that farmers have poor implementation skills, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Margaret Haki has said.
 
138. Using local resources to improve soil fertility in Tanzania
  Saturday, June 10, 2006  by Admin
  Despite their concern about declining soil fertility, farmers from some Tanzanian villages use very little mineral fertilizer to improve their crop yields. This was partially due to the cost of obtaining the input. Instead, farmers coped by using leaves of certain locals shrubs as green manure which seemed to improve soil fertility when ploughed into the fields. This paper describes the methodology used in research, plants identified by farmers, and the results of tests on their chemical composition, their effect on soils and mineralization.
 
139. Understanding household coping strategies in semi-arid Tanzania
  Saturday, June 10, 2006  by Admin
  As one means of assisting the improvement of the of the livelihoods of the poor, research undertaken in the Natural Resources Systems Programme (NRSP) focuses on interventions that encompass social, economic, institutional and biophysical factors that can enable changes in the management of the natural resource budget. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the identification of best-bet options for NR research aiming to improve livelihoods of the poor by improving the livelihood options, with a focus on NR management options.
 
140. Improving smallholder access to purchased inputs in Sub-Saharan Africa
  Thursday, June 08, 2006  by Admin
  This paper is about policies and interventions to promote increased access to purchased inputs by smallholders in sub-Saharan Africa. The paper is targeted at a wide audience in the development community, intended to contribute to increased focus on poverty by informing and stimulating debate, policy and action amongst key players in the development process.
 
141. Post-harvest innovation project: enhancing performance at the interface of supply and utilization
  Thursday, June 08, 2006  by Admin
  This report is based on work undertaken at the inception workshop for the project, ‘Post-harvest innovations: Enhancing performance at the interface of supply and utilisation’, which was held at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) in March 2005. The Post-Harvest Innovation Learning Alliance (PHILA) which is a network of stakeholders sharing post-harvest interests was also launched.
 
142. Agricultural marketing in developing countries: the role of NGOs and CBOs
  Thursday, June 08, 2006  by Admin
  This policy series is concerned with current policy issues of importance to developing countries but also covers those relevant to countries in transition. The focus is upon policies which affect the management of natural resources in support of sustainable livelihoods. This particular publication reviews the experiences of non-governmental and community based organizations in agricultural marketing initiatives. Many NGOs target the rural poor, whose ability to access remunerative markets is a critical determinant of incomes and well-being. The authors highlight the examples of best practice, explores the policy implications of the intervention strategies and signal particular dilemmas or areas where further research in needed.
 
143. Linkages between HIV/AIDS and the livestock sector in East and Southern Africa
  Monday, May 29, 2006  by Admin
  This is a report/ output of a technical workshop which was conducted in 2005 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AIDS has until recently been viewed as a global health crisis having a devastating impact worldwide. Agriculture on the other hand is the largest sector in most sub Saharan economies and many of the countries affected by HIV/AIDS rely heavily on agriculture for food production and exports. One of the workshop objectives was to develop a comprehensive partnership to tackle issues and promote livestock as a realistic and practical response to reducing vulnerability created by AIDS.
 
144. Milk and Dairy Products, Post-harvest Losses and Food Safety in Sub-Saharan Africa
  Monday, May 29, 2006  by Admin
  This report presents 13 sections on the Dairy industry development in Tanzania. Studies done in the country indicate that the quality of raw milk and its products marketed in the informal sector is below standard. A SWOT analysis of the dairy industry also indicates how the dairy industry can be strenthened to overcome the weaknesses and exploit the opportunities.
 
145. Liquid Biofuels for Transportation in Tanzania
  Monday, May 29, 2006  by Admin
  The successful growth of African economies hinges on their modern energy, of which liquid fuel plays an important role. The Tanzanian Government has started to think of alternatives to oil and it has become clear that Tanzanian policy-makers were aware of the large variety of benefits offered by displacing gasoline and diesel fuels with liquid biofuels for transport.
 
146. Do Global trade distortions still harm developing country farmers?
  Friday, May 12, 2006  by Admin
  This paper is a product of the World Bank’s project on Poverty Alleviation Through Reducing Distortions to Agricultural Incentives. An estimate is made on the impact of global merchandise trade distortions and services regulations on agricultural value added in various countries. Results, from using the GTAP database and the GTAP-AGR model of the global economy, suggest that real net farm incomes would rise in developing countries with a move to free trade, thereby alleviating rural poverty.
 
147. Agricultural Sector Achievements of the Third Phase Government 1995 - 2005
  Thursday, May 04, 2006  by Admin
  Agriculture occupies a very important place in the lives of Tanzanians as well as the national economy. Data indicates that rural Tanzanians are poorer than their urban compatriots, and since agriculture is the main activity there, it can be used to alleviate poverty in the country. For this to be achieved, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives estimates that agriculture must grow by 10percent annually.
 
148. Regional dairy trade policy paper
  Thursday, May 04, 2006  by Admin
  This study was conducted to asses policy and regulatory constraints of trade in dairy products in the COMESA and EAC region. The paper also proposes recommendations for enhancing trade in dairy products include developing a regional dairy trade development policy; abolishing the import export authorization system; devising a regioal mechanism for detecting cases of dumping and subsidies and defining import restriction trigger threshold.
 
149. Exploring the linkages between poverty, marine protected area management, and the use of destructive fishing gear in Tanzania
  Tuesday, May 02, 2006  by Admin
  Decline in the biodiversity and productivity of coastal ecosystems, caused by pressure on the coastal resources, lead to threat and vulnerability of the livelihoods of coastal communities that depend on these resources. Tanzania is using Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a tool for managing coastal and marine resources.

 
150. Alternative models of assistance for Tanzanian coffee smallholders
  Saturday, April 29, 2006  by Admin
  Fair trade supporters suggest helping smallholders vulnerable to changes in commodity prices by using consumer demand to restructure global trading relationships. Coffee is a major contributor to Tanzania's economy even though coffee growers have struggled to adapt to rapid market liberalisation, volatile and declining world prices, high input costs and financial vulnerability of cooperative unions.
 

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