[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003, Volume Vk: Regional Report, Iringa Region

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Iringa


Zanzibar, Tanzania: United Republic of Tanzania, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Ministry of Cooperatives and Marketing, Presidents Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, (September 2006)

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This report from the National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/03 for Tanzania covers small-scale agriculture households which were selected using statistical sampling techniques in rural areas of Iringa region. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farms.

It includes findings in relation to agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Iringa region. It provides an overview of the rural agricultural households and their levels of involvement in agricultural related activities down to district level for Iringa region.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number, Type of Holding
  • Average Household Size
  • Sex of Household Head
  • Rank of Importance of Livelihood Activities/Source of Income
  • Number of Household Members by Sex and Age Group, School Attendance, Main Activity
  • Household Members Who Can Read and Write by Language
  • Literacy Rate
  • Level of Involvement in Farming Activity
  • Level of Formal Education Completion
  • Household Size
  • Agricultural Households Involved in Off Farm Income Generating Activity
  • Maximum Education Level Attained
  • Land Ownership/Tenure, Area of Land
  • Land Use Area
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether All Land Available to the Household Was Used
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether They Consider Having Sufficient Land for the Household
  • Number of Agriculture Households By Whether Female Members of the Household Own or Have Customary Right to Land
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Crop Growing Households, Planted Area
  • Number of Households by: Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use,  Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicide Use, Improved Seed Use
  • Permanent Crops: Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield, Quantity Harvested
  • Crop Growing Households Having Processed Farm Products, Method Of Processing, Crop Processing, Location, Crop, Use of Product and Crop, Sale of Product and Crop, Main Product, Where Product Sold, By-Product
  • Crop Producing Households Reporting Selling/Not Selling Products
  • Main Reasons for Not Selling Crops
  • Irrigation, Irrigatable and Non Irrigated Land by Area
  • Source of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water, Method of Field Application of Irrigation Water
  • Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities/Structures
  • Access to Inputs:  Chemical Fertilizer, Farm Yard Manure, Compost Manure, Pesticides/Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seeds
  • Source of Inputs, Distance to Source of Inputs, Reasons for Not Using Inputs, Quality of Inputs, Plans to Use Inputs
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit, Sex of Household Head
  • Main Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Tree Farm Planting:  Number of Planted Trees by Species, Number of Households with Planted Trees, Main Use of Planted Trees
  • Households Receiving  Extension Messages, Quality of Messages, Source of Messages, Subject of Advice, Households Receiving and Adopting Extension Messages
  • Households Using Draft Animals to Cultivate Land, Type, Number Owned, Used and Area Cultivated
  • Number of Households Rearing Livestock, by Type, Average Head per Household, Herd Size
  • Diseases and Pests: Deworming,Tsetse Flies
  • Farms Receiving Livestock Extension Advice
  • Fish Farming
  • Distance from Holders Dwellings to Infrastructure:  Schools, Roads, Hospitals, Health Clinics, Regional Capital, Markets
  • Level of Satisfaction with Infrastructure and Services
  • Household Facilities:  Toilets, Roofing, Owned Assets
  • Main Source of Energy
  • Main Source of Drinking Water, Distance to Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent To and From Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Number of Meals the Household Normally Took Per Day
  • Number of Days the Household Consumed Meat, Fish
  • Status of Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of  Income


Crops: Cereals, Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Finger Millet, Wheat, Roots and Tubers, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Cocoyam, Pulses, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Oilseeds and Oil Nuts, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Castor Seed, Fruits and Vegetables, Okra, Radish, Bitter Aubergine, Onions, Ginger, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Egg Plant, Water Mellon, Cash Crops, Pyrethrum, Cotton, Tobacco, Jute, Star Fruit, Sugarcane, Tamarin, Banana, Avocado, Mango, Pawpaw, Orange, Guava, Plums, Apples, Pears, Pitches, Lime/Lemon, Coffee, Tea, Pineapple, Mangostine, Pigeon Pea, Malay Apple, Wattle, Mandarine/Tangerine, Rambutan, Cashewnut, Sisal, Mpesheni

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks,  Rabbits, Donkeys

Districts: Iringa Rural, Mufindi, Makete, Njombe, Ludewa, Iringa Urban, Kilolo