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[Citizen] Tanzania: Agriculture Will Help Us Realise Vision 2025

The 2018/19 budget also has agriculture at the core, with major plans to boost this critical sector
 By: Citizen Reporter |  Category: Agriculture |  Posted: Tuesday 19th June 2018


After what appeared to be a worrying start, the fifth phase government has steadily re-shifted agriculture to the front burner on the basis of the 2nd-phase of the country's Sh13.8 trillion 'Agriculture Sector Development Programme' (ASDP-II: 2018-23). ASDP is a framework for developing Agriculture and operationalising the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) that's intended to develop the national economy - thereby markedly reducing poverty.

The 2018/19 budget also has agriculture at the core, with major plans to boost this critical sector.

What with one thing leading to another, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has smartly stepped in to aid Tanzania in general, and ASPD-II in particular, in changing the fortunes of some 1.5 million smallholder farmers.

With the motto 'Growing Africa's Agriculture,' AGRA is a partnership between the Bill-&-Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation that "exists to fulfill the vision that Africa can feed itself and the world... "

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