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The Voucher System and the Agricultural Production in Tanzania: Is the model adopted effective? Evidence from the Panel Data analysis

This study was done in respond to one of the policy measures adopted in the recent past by the government of Tanzania during the implementation of the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP) is to subsidize the fertilizer and other agricultural inputs through the National Agricultural Input Voucher system (NAIVS). 

Poor smallholder farmers who are the beneficiaries of NAIVS are expected to increase crop productivity per unit area and hence reduce extensive farming/shifting cultivation. This paper presents empirical results on the effects of the NAIVS on crop production in some selected regions in Tanzania.

The presenters were Dr. Aloyce S. Hepelwa, Mr. Onesmo Selejio and Dr. John K. Mduma all are EfDT center research fellows.