3rd Annual Agricultural Policy Conference, March 1–3, Dar es Salaam

The Role of Agri-food Systems in Promoting Industrialization in Tanzania Enhancing Linkage of Upstream and Downstream Value Chain Activities in the Context of Agriculture Transformation

By Tanzania Policy Analysis Group

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The 3rd Annual Agricultural Policy Conference, “The Role of Agri-food Systems in Promoting Industrialization in Tanzania,” was jointly organized by Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, the Policy Analysis Group and partners.

Conference Report

March 1, 12:00–20:00

March 2, 8:30–17:30

March 3, 8:30–17:30

Background information

Presentation abstracts


The three-day conference brought together over 150 stakeholders from the agricultural sector. 
These included representatives from:

  • Agriculture line ministries –Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries; Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; 
    PO- Regional Administration and Local Government;
  • Regulatory authorities in agriculture – Agricultural Boards, TASTA, TBS, TFDA, etc.
  • Members of the Parliamentary Committees in Agriculture
  • Farmers and agribusiness associations (Agricultural Council of Tanzania, Tanzania Horticulture Association, MVIWATA, Sugar Growers Associations, etc)
  • Development Partners
  • NGOs engaged in agriculture development (NAFAKA, TechnoServe, etc)
  • Research and Training Institutions (Sokoine University of Agriculture, COSTECH, etc)
  • Private sector (financial institutions, seed companies, millers, processors, 
    exporters/importers, commercial farms, etc)


Organizing Partners: Policy Analysis Group (PAG)

The conference was organized by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries. 

PAG is an informal and voluntary group with members working on agricultural policy projects and initiatives, academia and local and international policy think tanks. The group has more than 15 members, and was established in 2013 to provide a platform for sharing information on policy research and activities so as to enhance coordination, collaboration and synergy. PAG also aims at ensuring consistency in policy messaging. Policy Analysis Group (PAG) members include:

  • Platform for Agricultural Policy Analysis and Coordination- PAPAC, representing the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries
  • Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Tanzania - ASPIRES)
  • Agriculture Non-State Actors Forum (ANSAF)
  • Africa Lead (USAID funded)
  • Michigan State University
  • Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Regional Strategic Alliance and Knowledge Support System (ReSAKSS)
  • Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)
  • Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agriculture Policies (FAO-MAFAP)
  • Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
  • Research for Poverty Alleviation (REPOA)
  • Agriculture Market Development Trust (AMDT)
  • Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
  • East Africa Grain Council (EAGC)



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