Mapping of production of fruits and Vegetables in Tanzania
This study is about horticultural products and main constraints for growth and competitiveness of horticulture in Tanzania. Horticulture industry in Tanzania is the fastest growing subsector within the agricultural sector. Growth is more than double the overall annual growth rate of the agricultural sector. In 2015, horticulture contributed 38% of the foreign income earned from the agriculture sector. The exports value in 2015 reached US $ 545 million, compared to US $ 64 million in 2005. Horticulture sub sector employs about 2.5 million people, which makes the industry a major employer within the agricultural sector. However, the sector is faced by limited cargo airfreight space and insufficient facilities, inefficient business development infrastructure and that government policies and operational procedures are not in favour of horticulture development. Among the recommendations for future investment of the sector, strategic positioning of the country is insisted.