Policy Reform Brief s No 3 December 2016 INNOVATION LAB FOR FOOD SECURITY POLICY TANZANIA Agricultural Sector Policy and Institutional Reform Strengthening (ASPIRES) ASPIRES SUPPORT TOWARDS THE ES TABLISHING OF A MARKET INTELLIGENCE UNIT (MIU)

Tanzania has been food self-sufficient in staples such as maize and rice in normal years. However, reoccurring draughts in cycles of about 7-10 years have resulted in occasional food shortages. In recent years, the predictability of food availability has become more complex because of climate change leading to draughts and floods, often associated with El Nino and La Nina, respectively. Also, as markets become more regionally integrate d (through EAC or SADC), price shocks arising from food deficit in neighboring countries could be transmitted to Tanzanian markets. The Government of Tanzania has been responding to food price increase by releasing food stocks from National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) or by restricting food trade.


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Dec 12 2016
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Report
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English
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2
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Policy Reform Briefs




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