Tanzania: Making Progress in Agriculture.
Over 60 per cent of Tanzania’s population earn their living from agriculture, and while this percentage is reducing slowly the absolute numbers involved are increasing.
Yet the importance and potential of the sector is often played down.
This event looked at some of the recent successes in the sector, and the ways in which it is likely to develop in future.
Speakers included Antony Ellman, whose field experience of agriculture in Tanzania goes back to the 1960s, Jeremy Lefroy MP whose family is involved with farming in Northern Tanzania, Mukesh Lakhani whose company MD Import Export Ltd imports tropical agricultural products from Tanzania, and Andrew Coulson who continues to write about small scale agriculture in Tanzania. The short presentations were followed by discussion and debate.
The event was held in Houses of Parliament in Committee Room 6. Please click here to see the report of the meeting, click here to see Andrew’s presentation and click here to see Anthony’s Presentation. Please click here for listening to an audio recording of the event.
There are also presentations of a previous general APPG on Agriculture here which may be of interest.
The next BTS event is at SOAS on street children, details are here