In Tanzania, many farmers have difficulty accessing markets because of a lack of rural roads and storage facilities. MAFAP price analysis shows that:
• difficulty in accessing markets and a lack of infrastructure are the main reasons farmers do not produce more; and
• if these constraints were adequately addressed, farmers would be able to obtain higher prices for their products.
However, MAFAP’s analysis of public expenditure in the agricultural sector shows that only one percent of the agriculture budget is spent on non-farm agricultural infrastructure and two percent on storage. Furthermore, the biggest share of direct support to producers goes to input subsidies. These inconsistencies draw attention to key investment opportunities, and provide an important input into the dialogue between donors and the government.