Food Price Transmission Analysis: Evidence for Strengthening Food Security Policy Measures in Tanzania.

    Despite the declining world food prices for maize and rice, food prices in Tanzania have persistently remained high and volatile since 2008 global food crisis. High food prices and volatility call for radical government policy measures towards enhancing food security going beyond lifting up of export ban and producers’ subsidy programme. Significant efforts are required toward investment in storage facilities and infrastructure that support market integration such as construction and improvement of primary and secondary markets, market information system, strengthening institutions for correct food price data as well as sustaining road infrastructure improvement to be passable all year around.

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