MAFAP published a new Policy Brief that focuses on incentives and disincentives to producers of rice in Tanzania. The analysis shows that rice producers in the United Republic of Tanzania received prices that were higher than international reference prices, suggesting that Tanzanian rice farmers are protected from imports.
On the 23rd of September 2013, during the 4th International Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) that will take place in Yasmine Hammamet (Tunis), FAO’s initiative on Monitoring African Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) will hold a panel discussion on “Incentives and disincentives for Rice production in Africa – Results from MAFAP pilot countries”.
After over three years of reviewing the effects of food and agriculture policies in Tanzania in the context of the Monitoring African Food and Agriculture Polices (MAFAP) project, a detailed report of findings will be presented to key agricultural stakeholders.
On June 11th 2013, the Tanzania MAFAP team presented the final draft of the MAFAP Country Report to the management of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC) in Dar es Salaam.
A new policy brief shows that although cotton is a major export crop in the United Republic of Tanzania, domestic cotton farmers received lower prices than what they could have potentially obtained between 2005 and 2010.