4th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference in Tanzania
By Elizabeth Mwambulukutu and David Nyange
4th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC 2018)
Theme: Integrating Food and Nutrition Security into Economic Transformation and Industrialization Agenda in Tanzania
- Tarif setting for the development of the edible oil sector in Tanzania, Neil Balchin, Josaphat Kweka and Maximiliano Mendez-Parra, Honest Mseri, ANSAF
- Industrialization and edible oil, Muna Ngenda, Project Manager, Dalberg
- Tanzania Edible Oils Demand Analysis: The Effects of Income and Substitutes, Michael Olabisi, Ph.D., ASPIRES (MSU)
- Policy Reforms to Catalyze Agriculture Transformation and Agro-industry, Audax Rukonge, Chairman, ANSAF
Agriculture Sector Policy: Nutrition in Changing Food Systems
- Evaluating Policies and Public Investments to Transform Tanzania’s Agriculture-Food System, James Thurlow, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute. Coauthors: Todd Benson and Josee Randriamamonjy (IFPRI)
- IANDA, New Indicators of the Cost of Nutritious Diets, Fulgence Mishili, Sokoine University of Agriculture,Tanzania
- Food Systems for Nutrition: The Roles of Policies, Programmes and Research, Tumaini Charles, Nutrition Specialist, MSU/ASPIRES
- Food Systems and the Diet Transformation in Africa: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know? Isaac Minde, Sokoine University on behalf of David Tschirley, MSU
Agriculture Markets and Trade
- Tanzania Cereal Storage Scoping Mission (Request to FAO to help address cereal loss), Activities and findings, Cephas Taruvinga, Technical Adviser on PH Losses (FAO/AU)
- Reducing Trade Barriers in AgricultureSector-Case study of TMEA, Elibariki Shammy, Program Manager Business Competitiveness Trademark East Africa (TMEA)
- Policy Options to Improve Market Access for Tanzanian Pigeon Peas, Kim Mhando, Trade Policy Analyst, Eastern Africa Grain Council
- Competition in Agricultural Markets in Tanzania: Application of Structure, Conduct, and Performance Model, Anasia Maleko, Independent Consultant. Co-authors: David Nyange, Isaac Minde, Emmanuel Domonko
- An Assessment of Economic Benefits of Reforming Issuance of Export Permit, Liston Njoroge (AGRA), Gungu Mibavu (MoA), Joseph Rusike (AGRA)
- Challenges and Prospects of Smallholder Dairy Farming in Tanzania, Gilbert Msuta, Livestock Research Scientist, Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI)
Enabling Policy for Private Sector Investment
- Key Constraints Inhibiting Competitiveness in the Dairy and Poultry Sectors, Hans Shrader, Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank Group
- Enabling the Business of Agriculture, Farbod Youssefi, World Bank Group
- Enabling Business Environment for Industrial-Led Economy through Livestock Sector in Tanzania, Lucas Yamat, Livestock Policy Officer, ANSAF
- Agents/Brokers of Wealth –‘developing service providers for export market’, Gilead Teri, Director of Policy, Research and Lobbying -TPSF
- The Role of Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) in Enabling Private Sector Investments in Tanzania Agricultural Sector, Daniel Ngowi, Economic and Management Consultant
- From Bulk Supplies to Bulk Procurements: A Paradigm Shift for Improving Small Scale Farmers Access to Quality Fertilizers for Industrial Tanzania, Nganga M. Nkonya, TFRA Economist
Agricultural Land Access Dynamics & Land Tenure Policy
- Access to productive land and youth livelihoods: Factors Influencing Youth Decision to Exit From Farming and Implications for Industrial Development, N.S.Y. Mdoe (SUA), C.G. Magomba(SUA), M. Muyanga(MSU), T.S. Jayne (MSU), I.J. Minde (MSU) and T. Mwisomba
- The Changing Farm Structure in Africa: Causes, Consequences and Policy Implications, Milu Muyanga, T.S. Jayne, Isaac Minde, David Nyange, Kwame Yeboah, Jordan Chamberlin, Ayala Wineman, Ward Anseeuw, Antony Chapoto, Nicholas Sitko
- Synergies between Small and Medium Scale Farmers in Tanzania, Alphonce, Roselyne (SUA), Minde, Isaac (MSU) & Muyanga, Milu (MSU)
- Land Conflicts in Tanzania: Causes, Impacts, and Resolutions, Judith R. Valerian, Ntengua S.Y. Mdoe, Theresia Sagamilwa, Milu C. Muyanga
Access to Finance and Technologies
- Access to Financial Services in Tanzania, Mwombeki Baregu, Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance, Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
- Reaping Richer Results, Public Spending Priorities for African Agriculture Productivity Growth, Peter Goodman, World Bank Group
- Extension Services and Agricultural Resource Allocation in Tanzania, S. C. Lugeye and A. Z. Mattee, ANSAF
- Drones for Agriculture, Rose Funja, Agrinfo
- Spatial Indices for Supporting Evidence Based Scaling of Sustainable Intensification Technologies in Tanzania, Francis Kamau Muthoni, GIS Specialist, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
- Tracking CAADP Indicators: Tanzania’s Progress, Stella Massawe, Prudence Lugendo, Sophia Mlote, Joseph Karugia, and Steven Michael
- Women and Industrialization Economy in Tanzania, Sophia Mlote, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries
- Increase Youth Participation in Agribusiness in Tanzania, Hafidh Kabanda, Economist (Natural Resources and Energy), Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
- Taking Advantage of Agro-processing for Economic Gain in Tanzania: A Case of Women and Youth in the Cashew Nut Value Chain, Joseph Nyamboha, Policy & Budget Analysis Coordinator, ANSAF
- 2018 Agricultural Sector Development Program Phase II (ASDP II) From 2017/18 to 2027/2028, Zacharia Muyengi
Every year, the Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) convenes a range of critical policy decision-makers and stakeholders in Tanzania’s agricultural sector to share the latest empirical findings, assess progress in agricultural policy reforms, share successes, lessons learned, identify remaining gaps and chart out agenda for future reforms.
The fourth edition of AAPC will look at how key reform implementers of Tanzania’s agricultural sector are delivering under six key pillars relevant to the theme of the conference. These include: 1) Agricultural Sector Policy, (2) Agricultural Trade and Marketing, (3) Enabling Environment for Private Sector Investment, (4) Agricultural Land Access Dynamics & Land Tenure Policy (5) Access to Finance and Technology and (6) M&E, Women and Youth.
Invited speakers will deliver over 20 presentations tailored to the conference’s theme of how agriculture could be the driver rather than follower of economic transformation in Tanzania. These will then be followed by panel discussions where key sector influencers will share experiences and shed light to theme in the local, regional and international contexts.
The Guest of Honor for the Conference is the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Hon. Kassim Majaliwa (MP). The 4th AAPC will also provide an invaluable setting for governments, businesses, researchers and development partners to explore new opportunities to integrate food and nutrition security into economic transformation and industrialization agenda in Tanzania.
Special featured sessions will include the opportunities and challenges of the edible oil sector in Tanzania, the role of nutrition in changing food systems, and the rise on medium sized farms.
The Conference is usually followed by a report covering emerging issues and actionable plans that will move Tanzania’s agriculture forward. The 4th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference is by invitation and is scheduled to take place from 14–16 February 2018 in Dodoma, Tanzania.
Key highlights from the 2017 AAPC included presentation of 31 technical reports with the latest empirical findings, identification of emerging policy issues across six key pillars of agriculture, official launch of the Enabling Business of Agriculture (EBA) by the World Bank, and special featured sessions on youth driving Tanzania’s agricultural sector as well as presenting a draft agro-processing strategy for Tanzania.
AAPC is an annual flagship event organized by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG), an informal and voluntary group with members working on agricultural policy projects and initiatives, academia and local and international policy think tanks. Established in 2013, the group has 20 members and provides 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.