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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The CAADP National Multi - Stakeholder Dialogue for Tanzania

A group photo of CAADP Dialogue participants
July 26th,2012. Dar es Salaam. Organized By: The Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and cooperative (MAFSC)

M. Futakamba- Deputy Permanent Secretary – MAFSC 
and Dr. Donatila Kaino
The main purpose of CAADP dialogue was to ensure multi-stakeholder participation in the development and implementation of agricultural policy This includes Non-State Actors (NSA) such as Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), farmer and producer organisations, researchers, parliamentarians, the private sector and the media.

In his opening remarks, an official in the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Mbogo Futakamba said the meeting stems from the fact that Non-State Actors have inadequate awareness of the CAADP process in the country. "The government values and embraces participation of non state actors in the country's development and agricultural sector in particular as a way to ending the woes of poverty in the society," he said.

Ms. M. Ndaba - Principal Economist in the Ministry of Agriculture Food 

Security and Cooperatives and head of Development Assistance and 
International Coordination in agriculture sector presenting CAADP 
Country status report for Tanzania
The main purpose of CAADP dialogue is to ensure multi-stakeholder participation in the development and implementation of agricultural policy. Some of the Non-State Actors (NSA) are like Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), farmer and producer organisations, researchers, parliamentarians, the private sector and the media.

Mr Futakamba mentioned Kilimo Kwanza and the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) as significant initiatives which aim at greater involvement of private sector in the agriculture activities. For example, SAGCOT's objective is to foster inclusive, commercially successful agribusinesses that will benefit the region's small-scale farmers, thus improving food security, reduce rural poverty and ensure environmental sustainability.

The PPP has emerged as a key vehicle to diversify economies, grow agribusiness, ensure food security and thrive. It also stimulates access to finance, inputs and markets for smallholder farmers. (source: All Africa 30 July: Tanzania: Experts Tout for PPP in Agriculture)

Related:
11 July 2012. Cameroon Embraces Africa's Comprehensive Agricultural Framework.  Cameroon has officially adhered to the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Programme. It was officially launched in Yaounde in a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Essimi Menye, representing the Prime Minister.

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