EfD in Tanzania
The EfD in Tanzania, through the promotion of policy relevant and academically rigorous research, provides economic analysis that supports national environmental management and policy to reduce poverty and promote sustainable national welfare.
Most recent publications
- tanzania | Climate change Policy design Implementing REDD through Community-Based Forest Management Lessons from Tanzania REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) aims to slow carbon releases caused by forest disturbance by making payments conditional on forest quality over time. Like earlier policies to slow deforestation, REDD must change the behaviour of forest degraders. Robinson, Elizabeth, H.J. Albers, Charles Meshack, and Razack Lokina, 2013, "Implementing REDD through Community-Based Forest Management: Lessons from Tanzania", Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series March 2013, EfD DP 13-06.
- tanzania | Agriculture Policy design The Supply of Inorganic Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania, Evidence for Fertilizer Policy Development Inorganic fertilizer is one of a handful of agricultural technologies that have immense potential for raising the productivity of poor smallholders, enabling them to increase income, accumulate assets, and set themselves economically on a pathway out of poverty. This paper presents the results of a broad study of fertilizer supply to smallholder farmers in Tanzania that was done to assess whether the taxes (explicit or implicit) that are applied at various points along the fertilizer importation and marketing chain or the absence of key public goods and services reduces the access that smallholder farmers have to fertilizer. The study involved a review of the literature of fertilizer supply, demand, and use; interviews with key participants in fertilizer importation and marketing in Tanzania; and two surveys—one with farmers and the other with input suppliers—in three farming areas where more fertilizer is used than is the norm for the country as a whole Benson, Todd , Stephen L. Kirama, Onesmo Selejio ,2012 “The Supply of Inorganic Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers in Tanzania, Evidence for Fertilizer Policy Development” IFPRI Discussion Paper 01230