Jatropha fields, the area acquired by Sun Biofuels. Photo by Mikael Bergius.

“Kilimo kwanza” (agriculture first)

Follow student on field study in Tanzania

Follow NAI travel scholarship holder Mikael Bergius on his blog during his fieldwork in Tanzania (opens in new window). In 2009, Tanzania put agriculture at the forefront of its development agenda through the “kilimo kwanza” (agriculture first) initiative. The initiative aims to commercialize and modernize the agricultural sector through public-private partnerships, and specifically aims to mobilize the private sector by creating incentives for investments. This is the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and Mikael Bergius is studying its effects on rural communities and their livelihoods.

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