Tanzania

National Agriculture Policy 2013

Executive
Policy
Passed in 2013
The National Agriculture Policy of 2013 was released by the Ministry for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. It is an exhaustive document listing the different challenges facing the agricultural sector in Tanzania, states the policy options and institutional framework selected to tackle them, and foresees options for policy monitoring and evaluation.

The Policy aims among others at fighting land degradation, favouring organic agriculture and the production of biofuel crop production for increased use as a renewable energy, and more broadly to take adequate measures to improve adaptation to climate change effects. Public statements include: 1) awareness on sustainable environmental conservation and environmental friendly crop husbandry practices shall be promoted, 2) Activities that enhance the carbon storage capacity such as conservation agriculture and agro-forestry shall be up-scaled, 3) public awareness on the opportunities of agriculture as potential carbon sink and mechanism to benefit from carbon market shall be established according to international protocols, and 4) efficient use of renewable natural resources shall be strengthened.


Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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