|National Dialogue Tanzania: CSA study validation
|New Africa Hotel, Dar Es Salaam Tanzania
|17 June 2014
FANRPAN, with the support of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), commissioned 16 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) scoping studies in 16 African countries. These scoping studies sought to provide a better understanding of the CSA policy environment vis a vis existing CSA policy frameworks and practices, as well as gender and innovation.
The FANRPAN node hosting institution in Tanzania, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) convened a one day national workshop, on the 17th of June 2014, to present and validate findings from the policy scoping study that was conducted in Tanzania. The validation workshop was officially opened by Dr. H.B. Lunogelo Executive Director of ESRF and the node coordinator.
The validation workshop was attended by representatives from government, embassies, international development organisations, private sector, NGOs, universities and research institutions.
Representing FANRPAN, Ms Aliness Mumba provided an overview of FANRPAN and the CSA initiatives being implemented by FANRPAN. The study was presented by Professor Filbert Rwehumbiza from Sokoine University.
Key messages from the dialogue included:
- There is need for general on CSA sensitization in order to make the policy more user-friendly.
- Lack of policy harmonization, coordination and language barrier were some of the challenges faced.
- The policy system should include assessment of agricultural crops related to agro-ecological zone, quality of declared seeds, and indigenous culture/ knowledge should be integrated into adaption approaches.
- There is need for investment in mechanization of smallholder farming practices.
- Institutions like HakiArdhi should advocate for women’s access to capacity development and o resources such as land.