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

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Lindi


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, (December 2007)

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This report covers small-scale agriculture households in rural areas of Lindi region who were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers.

The report includes information on agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Lindi region.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number and Size of Holding, Sex of the Head of Household
  • Livelihood Activities, Source of Income
  • Households by Sex, Age Group, Read and Write Languages by Language, Literacy, School Attendance, Main Activity
  • Household Members by Level of Involvement in Farming, Formal Education, Household Size, Off-farm Income Generating Activities, Education Level
  • Land Ownership/Tenure
  • Households by Type of Land Use
  • 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, Number of Households, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Crop Growing Households by Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use, Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicides Use, Improved Seed Use, Land Clearing Method
  • Permanent Crop Production, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Planted Area with Fertilizer by Type
  • Number of Crop Growing Households Reporting Processing of Farm Products, Method of Processing
  • Agro Processing: Main Product, Use of Primary Processed Product, Where Product Sold, Type of By-Product
  • Marketing: Households That Sold Agricultural Produce, Households That Did Not Sell, Reasons for Not Selling
  • Irrigation
  • Source of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water
  • Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Households Using Chemical Fertilizer, Farm Yard Manure, Compost Manure
  • Access to Inputs: Source of Chemical Fertilizer, Source of Farm Yard Manure, Source of Compost Manure, Source of Pesticides/Fungicides, Herbicides, Source of Improved Seeds, Distance to Source, Source of Financing for Buying, Reasons for Not Using, Quality, Number of Households Using
  • Number of Equipment/Assets Owned/Rented, Farm Implements, Households Not Using Equipment
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit, Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Number of Planted Trees by Species, Households with Planted Trees, Planting Location, Main Use of Planted Trees, Distance to Community Planted Forest
  • Households Receiving Crop Message, Quality of Extension Services, Source of Extension Messages, Households Receiving Advice by Topic
  • Households That Used Draft animals to Cultivate Land, Number Owned
  • Households Using Organic Fertilizer, Area of Farm Yard Manure and Compost Application
  • Livestock Production
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies
  • Fish Farming
  • Households Receiving Livestock Extension Services
  • Distances from Household Dwellings to Infrastructures and Services
  • Satisfaction with Services
  • Distance to Markets
  • Household Facilities
  • Toilets
  • Main Source of Energy
  • Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent to and from Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Meals, Meat Consumption, Fish Consumption, Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of Income

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cereals, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Cocoyam, Roots and Tubers, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Pigeon Peas, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Pulses, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Soya Beans, Castor Seed, Oil Seeds and Oil, Okra, Water Mellon, Cucumber, Onions, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Egg Plant, Amaranths, Chillies, Pumpkins, Fruits and Vegetables, Spinach, Carrot, Coconut, Cashewnut, Sugarcane, Jack Fruit, Banana, Mango, Pawpaw, Pineapple, Orange, Lime/Lemon, Guava, Star Fruit, Palm Oil, Cloves,

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

Districts: Kilwa, Lindi Rural, Nachingwea, Liwale, Ruangwa, Lindi Urban, Lindi