Tanzania Seed Traders Association (TASTA), is a membership organisation whose main role is to represent the interest of its members and provide a forum where the seed companies can interact, share information, and channel their challenges to the government. TASTA has 40 registered and active members , drawn from the Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA), sub-national seed associations, public and private seed enterprises and associate organisations. This puts TASTA in a strategic position to promote growth of the seed sub-sector, serve as the voice of seed stakeholders and build the capacity of its members. However, for TASTA to remain relevant to members and other stakeholders, it requires to continuously assess its operating environment and chart out a strategic direction that takes into account the current and projected seed industry and agribusiness situation.
Accordingly, the association conducted a diagnostic analysis in 2021 as a basis for the preparation of its 2022-2026 strategic plan. The diagnostic analysis covered both internal and external situational and included feedback from members and system audit. The diagnostic report is presented as a supplementary document to this plan.
These Regulations may be cited as the Seeds Regulations, 2006 and shall come into operation on the date of their publication.
Agriculture is an important economic sector that play great role to the National economy in Tanzania. In the year 2020, the sector contributed 26.9 percent of the National GDP (Economic Survey Report, 2020). The contribution of crop sub-sector to the GDP was 15.4 percent, Livestock 7.1 percent, Fisheries 1.7 percent and Forest 2.7 percent.
The NAP 2013 is indeed a tool for facilitating the attainment of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP)’s objectives, the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 that envisages raising the general standards of living of Tanzanians to the level of a typical medium-income developing country by 2025, and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.
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