Tanzania's Agriculture Development Towards the 21st Century
This paper examines the performance of the agricultural sector as Tanzania approaches the 21st century in terms of output and productivity trends as they relate to level of use for various inputs. The farm inputs are discussed at length in terms of their contribution to improved outputs. Extensive statistics and graphs on the historical and forecasted performance of the agriculture sector are illustrated. Adoption of new technology has increased outcomes for some farmers, however the productivity is still below capacity. The paper closes with a note that if agriculture is expected to contribute to the development of the country, the government must pay attention to the prime movers of the sector, and facilitate or regulate their activities.