THE USAMBARA MOUNTAINS
THE GROUNDNUT SCHEME
– AND A WHEAT SCHEME
THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE
THE NATIONAL POLICY
In Bulletin No 18 (January 1984) Frank Ellis indicated the main lines of Tanzania’s National Agricultural Policy. This was drawn up following a report by a 1982 Government Task Force which was required to define alternatives to existing policy and new priorities for the nineteen eighties. Frank Ellis referred to the “perceptible shift towards permitting more market criteria to enter the practical implementation of agricultural policy”.
At the end of a recent meeting of Regional Commissioners in Dodoma the Government announced that it has formed committees to oversee implementation of this policy. The announcement stated that each region will now design its own programme of implementation in line with the national programme. A new national policy paper on animal husbandry dated 1986 has also been published.
In this supplement there are articles dealing with various aspects of the agricultural situation and suggestions on solutions to some of the problems.