Digital Agriculture Ecosystem Assessment: Tanzania
Date published: Sept. 30, 2023
Digital agriculture solutions have the potential to enhance agricultural outcomes and uplift rural communities by providing access to critical information (e.g., crop advisories, weather forecasts and market prices), credit (e.g., short-term credit for inputs and long-term asset financing for farm equipment), and markets (e.g., for inputs and offtake) to further enable farming as a business. Through digital channels, farmers can access formal financial services to invest in their farms, while digital marketplace platforms connect farmers more efficiently with offtake markets. These services can enhance smallholder farmer livelihoods, increase profitability, and promote sustainable broad-based economic development in rural areas.
This report presents the findings of the Digital Agriculture Ecosystem Assessment in Tanzania commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through DAI. The assessment’s key objectives include mapping relevant actors within the digital agriculture ecosystem in Tanzania, identifying challenges and opportunities for effective digital technology adoption in the agriculture sector, particularly aligned with USAID/Tanzania’s priorities, and assessing the specific challenges and opportunities for Tanzanian women and youth in digital agriculture.