Agricultural research in Tanzania follows the regional pattern of high dependency on donor funding. Yet even with the high donor support, agricultural research investments per researcher and as a share of AgGDP remain very low, in part because government employees earn very low salaries relative to their colleagues at nongovernmental organizations or in other countries.

Recent institutional developments focused on increasing DRD’s efficiency, which (among other measures) included downsizing, privatizing tea and coffee research, and instituting new funding sources and allocation mechanisms such as the ZARFS.

Beintema, Nienke M.
Ngahulira, Thomas M.
Kirway, Timothy N.
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR); and Department of Research and Development (DRD)
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