Enhancing Competitiveness of Rice Industry in Tanzania

This rice trade policy brief assesses rice production and consumption in Tanzania, the cultivated area of rice and yields obtained. It also presents the market dynamics of the rice sub-sector by assessing its exports, imports as well as its prices in the domestic and international market. Lastly, it presents challenges hindering trade competitiveness and provides policy recommendations to enhance rice production and trade competitiveness. Hence, this policy brief will provide policy makers with insights on the performance of rice trade in the country and provide ways on how to improve the trade competitiveness. This brief is based on fieldwork conducted between October 2020 and March 2021 and comprehensive literature review of the value chain.