Making the United Republic of Tanzania’s Rice Sector More Competitive

MAFAP analysis shows that rice producers in the United Republic of Tanzania received prices that were higher than international reference prices. These findings are consistent with the government’s policy of protecting farmers from imports which has helped foster an increase in rice production. Indeed, the URT has shifted from being a net importer to a net exporter of small quantities of rice to neighboring countries. However, high prices at the farm gate resulted in higher prices for consumers which could compromise food security.

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Type Policy Briefs
19 Aug 2013
Tanzania