17 Oct 2018 11:10 am

Since the 1990s, the Tanzanian government has striven to transform the country into a semi-industrialized economy supported by productive commercial agriculture.

11 Aug 2017 11:08 am

This piece was originally published on the India Food Security Portal.

01 Aug 2017 09:08 am

As in other countries in Western Africa, rice consumption in Benin has increased sharply over the past decade.

20 Jul 2017 12:07 pm

Agriculture makes up a pillar of Tanzania’s economy, employing around 80 percent of the country’s citizens. The agricultural sector is also dominated by women, with 84.2 percent of the country’s women employed in farming of some type.

12 Jun 2017 08:06 am

While progress has been made in reducing global poverty over the last two decades, about one billion people still live in poverty, according to the latest World Bank estimate.

19 Apr 2017 10:04 am

In Tanzania, about three-quarters of the population is employed in smallholder agriculture. In addition, about 70 percent of the population lives in rural areas, which are often characterized by food insecurity due to a reliance on less productive subsistence farming.