African Agriculture

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Letter from Tanzania

By Josephat Mwanzi

Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania’s life and economy. Three quarters of her people are small-scale, peasant farmers. Earning a living is tough. Soils are exhausted; water is scarce. Improved seed is an inaccessible luxury. Concrete policies that empower small-scale, rural farmers–particularly women, who produce most of Tanzania’s food–need to be boldly implemented. GPM contributor Josephat Mwanzi reports from Dar es Salaam, in the wake of a forum on African agriculture. Listen here:

 

 

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