Impact of Fertilizer Policy Reforms in Tanzania Policy Brief

In Tanzania, fertilizer usage stands at 13.68 kg/ha of fertilizer use, falling 3.6 times lower than the AU target. Although limited awareness, access and affordability are cited as some of the limitations hampering farmers’ ability to utilize fertilizer, the policy context presents a further challenge to the fertilizer adoption process.

AUGUST 6, 2020

Improving the Functioning of Regional Food Supply Chains and Trade amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic in East and Southern Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant containment measures which continue to disrupt food supply chains and trade activities have demonstrated the need to expedite the implementation of inclusive trade facilitation policies in order to improve and sustain the functioning of regional food supply chains. The important role of informal and small-scale traders to the functioning of regional food supply chains has also demonstrated the need for trade facilitation policy actions that allow for increased participation of these small-scale traders. Several lessons on how to achieve inclusive trade facilitation have been noted in this brief and can be adopted by governments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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