Although Tanzania has experienced significant advancements toward self-sufficiency for staple crops like maize, rice, beans, sorghum, millet, and potatoes over the last decade, it is still among those developing countries that are experiencing a deficit in commodities like sugar and edible oils.
Consequently, the Tanzanian government seeks to revitalize the agriculture sector, by implementing various policies and establishing programs that are geared towards increasing domestic production of agricultural commodities. In particular, to reduce long-standing dependence on imports, the edible oil sub-sector is specifically targeted. In addition, as about four million people are involved in the edible oil value chain, the government envisions wide multiplier effects.
So far, few case studies analyse how to increase yields on edible oil crops, none analysing the wide multiplier effects of the increase in the production of edible oil subsector in Tanzania.
In order to close this gap, a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and a national Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) were constructed, with a design tailored to answering the overall objective of this work.