How Climate-Smart Agriculture is Saving, Revitalising the Sector

In Tanzania, agriculture accounts for 24.1 percent of the GDP, employs more than three-quarters of the population and represents 30 percent of export earnings. However, because the sector largely practices substantial farming using old techniques that are unfriendly to the environment, the sector is in peril as is 80 per cent of the country that directly relies on it.

The agriculture sector is key to overall economic growth and development of Tanzania. In the national development agenda, agriculture is expected to lead the growth and structural transformation of the economy and maximize the benefits of accelerated growth.

The food and agriculture sector impacted attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and will have similar effects on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the first of which is ending abject poverty.

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