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  • Mwl. Julius K. Nyerere
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In Tanzania the Agricultural Sector is the foundation of the Tanzanian economy. It accounts for about half of the national income, three quarters of merchandise exports and is source of food in addition to provision of employment opportunities to about 75% of Tanzanians. Agriculture has linkages with the non-farm sector through forward linkages to agro processing, consumption and export; provides raw materials to industries and a market for manufactured goods. Tanzania produces approximately 97% of its food requirement. Production of food crops varies from year to year depending on the amount of rainfall received.

Agricultural development has been in the domain of government/public funding for a long period of time. However macro-economic reforms have and continue to have had significant impact on the agriculture sector. The economic reforms have led to the opening up of the sector to private investment in production and processing, input importation and distribution and agricultural marketing. Most production, processing and marketing functions have been assigned to the private sector. The Government has retained regulatory and public support functions or facilitation role.

In this section, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Co-operatives provides information pertaining to soil testing and fertility, storage, marketing and pricing, livestock feeding, fertilizers and pesticides, best practices in organic farming, sericulture, horticulture, aquaculture, floriculture and how to acquire agricultural loans and grands. Detailed information on Agricultural Research, Agricultural Training, Crop Development, Horticulture, Plant Health Services and Agricultural Extension Services  is also available.

Agricultural Research Agriculture Training
Crop Development Horticulture
Plant Health Services Agricultural Extension Services
Source: Government Portal Content Committee, Last Reviewed on : 2018-10-29 10:37:51
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