AAPC 2019

Prioritizing Agriculture in the Industrialization Agenda for Tanzania under the Agriculture Sector Development Program (ASDP-2)

The 5th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) taps onto existing efforts by the Government of Tanzania including the recently launched ASDP-2 and inception of the reforms under the Blueprint. The 5th AAPC theme “Prioritizing Agriculture in the Industrialization Agenda for Tanzania under ASDP-2” captures very well the 5thphase Government agenda for industrialization in which agriculture has to be the driver, as the source of raw materials and workforce, especially for the low skilled labor. The theme will help broaden the industrialization agenda into the big picture of economic transformation in a manner that is inclusive.

The transformation agenda captures key elements such as inclusive growth, poverty reduction, food and nutrition security and job creation especially for youth and women. The sub-theme brings into context regulatory reforms which are mostly value-chain specific. ASDP-2 prioritizes value chains according to agro-ecological zones and hence it makes sense to analyze policy issues in the context of value chain. Therefore, the 5th AAPC approach is of value chain as opposed to thematic areas of the previous conference.n

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

About PAG & AAPC

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.