Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction in Tanzania 2000-2010
Where has Agriculture Worked for the Poor and What Can We Learn From This?
Using quantitative and qualitative data collected from rural farmers in Tanzania's Mwanza, Newala and Rukwa regions, this paper unpacks growth and poverty transmission routes, identifies growth barriers for agricultural incomes, and analyzes where agricultural growth has occurred and if that growth has been transmitted into poverty reduction. Findings indicate that the pattern of economic growth in the past decade was largely influenced by the service and industry sectors, and less by agriculture where annual growth has been slow.
© 2011 Chronic Poverty Research Centre
Oswald Mashindano, Kim Kayunze, Lucia da Corta, Festo Maro
Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, United Kingdom