Over the years, the Government of Tanzania (GoT) has embarked on a number of initiatives to revitalize the agricultural sector. These include, Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP), Kilimo Kwanza, Southern Agricultural Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and the Big Results Now (BRN). The GoT also has been implementing several policies in recent years to ensure food security in the country. The National Input Voucher System (NAIVS), export ban on staples, and duty-free importation of rice, and increasing the size of stocks held by the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA). Some of these policies, though have been set with good intention, the outcomes sometimes have been different. This has prompted the GoT to seek more support in policy research in order to inform the policy making process.
This conference is the outcome of policy research work supporting the Ministry of Agriculture in making informed policy decisions. The very first annual agriculture policy conference (AAPC) explored options for policy reforms to achieve greater food security and poverty reduction.
Disclaimer: PAG reserves the right to make final determination of physical participants in Dodoma. A strict code of conduct will be put in place as we take all precautions against COVID-19
The Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) is organized by the Policy Analysis Group (PAG) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture. The PAG is an informal (community of practice) and voluntary group that consists of members working on agricultural policy projects, initiatives, academia, and local and international policy think tanks. Established in 2013, the group has about 20 members and provides a platform for sharing information on policy research findings so as to enhance coordination, collaboration and synergy. The PAG also aims at ensuring consistency in policy messaging.
The AAPC brings together over 150 participants from academia, research institutions, policy-makers, advocacy groups and development practitioners from Tanzania, in the region and beyond. The Conference provides an opportunity to assess progress in implementing policy reforms under the CAADP framework of the New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition. In addition, the conference will discuss successes, lessons learned and identify remaining gaps, how to increase competitiveness within the alliances, and emerging issues that require attention.