Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)


To become a regional and international centre of excellence In capacity development for policy analysis and development management, policy research, and policy dialogue by Year 2015


Advancing knowledge to the public and private sector entities through sound policy research findings, capacity development and by advocating good development management practices

Specific objectives

  • To undertake policy research and analysis to increase stakeholders' knowledge on major issues affecting society
  • To strengthen capacity for policy research analysis and mainstream democratic governance through innovative capacity development initiatives such as training, outreach programmes, policy dialogue,
  • To increase the awareness of national decision-makers on specific policy issues that affect communities.
  • To facilitate debate and discourse on issues pertinent to the national development
  • To encourage national, regional and international networking and the creation of social capital around policy issues
  • To host national, regional and international policy research professionals and programmes

FANRPAN stakeholders

  • Government
  • Universities and Research Institutions
  • Private Sector
  • NGOs
  • Farmers Associations
  • UN Agencies

FANRPAN Node Steering Committee

Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperative Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Natural Resource and Tourism Permanent Secretary
Parliament of Tanzania, Chairperson for Agriculture Livestock and Water Committee  
Agricultural Council of Tanzania Executive Director, Mrs Bitegeko
MVIWATA (Defender of Farmer's Interests by Farmers Themselves) Chairperson
Research on Poverty Alleviation Executive Director, Prof. Joseph Semboja
Sokoine University of Agriculture Prof. Andrew Temu
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture Vice President Agriculture, Mr Isaac Dallushi
Media Council of Tanzania Chairperson
Tanzania Association of NGOs Executive Director
Economic and Social Research Foundation Ms Vivian Kazi

Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives

Minister Prof. Peter Mahmoud Msolla
Website address http://www.agriculture.go.tz/
Telephone number (+255) 22 286 2480
(+255) 22 286 2481
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FANRPAN node established: