|A group photo of CAADP Dialogue participants|
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
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
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)
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