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

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Shinyanga


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 Shinyanga region who were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers.

The report presents information on agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Shinyanga. It also includes activities indicators, at regional level, of the rural agricultural households and their levels of involvement in agricultural related activities.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number
  • Number of Agricultural Households and Average Household Size
  • Agricultural Household Sex of Head
  • Livelihood Activities/Source of Income
  • Rank of Importance of Livelihood Activities
  • Number of Household Members by Sex and Age Group;
  • Household Members Who Can Read and Write by Language
  • School Attendance
  • Number of Agricultural Household Members by Main Activity
  • Level of Involvement in Farming Activity
  • Level of Formal Education Completion, Maximum Level Education Attained
  • Average Household Size
  • Off-farm Income Generating Activities
  • Age of Head
  • Literacy Rate
  • Land Ownership/Tenure
  • 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
  • Number of Crop Growing Households and Area Planted
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use, Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicide Use, Improved Seed Use
  • Permanent Crops: Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Households Reporting Processed Products, Method of Processing, Processing Farm Products, Main Product, Use of Primary Processed Product, Where Products Sold, Type of By-Product
  • Marketing: Households That Sold, Did Not Sell, Marketing Problems
  • Irrigation, Irrigation Area
  • Source of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water
  • Method of Field Application of Irrigation Water
  • Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Access to Inputs: Chemical Fertilizer, Farm Yard Manure, Compost Manure, Pesticides/Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seeds
  • Source of Inputs, Distance to Source, Source of Financing
  • Reasons for Not Using Inputs
  • Quality of Inputs
  • Number of Equipment/Assets Owned/Rented
  • Households That Used and Did Not Use Farm Implements/Assets
  • Households Receiving Credit by Sex, by Main Source of Credit, by Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Number of Planted Trees by Species, Main Use of Planted Trees, Distance to Community Planted Forest
  • Households Receiving Extension Messages, Quality of Extension Services, Source of Extension Messages, Topic of Advice, Source of Advice, Type of Message
  • Households Receiving and Adopting Extension Messages
  • Households Using Draft Animals to Cultivate Land
  • Number of Draft Animals Owned, Used and Area Cultivated
  • Type of Draft Animal
  • Households Rearing Cattle, Number of Cattle by Type
  • Livestock Production
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies
  • Number of Eggs, Hides and Skins Sold/Consumed/Utilized
  • Access to Functional Livestock Facilities, Distance to:  Cattle Dip, Spray Raced, Hand Powered Sprayer, Cattle Crush, Market, Abattoir, Slaughter Slab, Hide/Skin Shade, Input Supply, Veterinary Clinic, Village Holding Ground, Village Watering Point/Dam, Drencher
  • Fish Farming
  • Number of Agricultural Households by Whether They Face Problems with Government Regulation
  • Distance to Infrastructures and Services: Schools, Roads, Hospitals, Health Clinic, Market, Veterinary Clinic, Extension Center, Research Station, Plant Protection Lab, Land Registration Office, Livestock Development Center,
  • Household Facilities: Toilets, Rooms, Assets, Roofing
  • Main Source of Energy, Drinking Water, Distance to Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent To and From Drinking Water
  • Number of Meals the Household Normally Took Per Day, Meat Consumption, Fish Consumption
  • Status of Food Satisfaction
  • Roofing Materials
  • Main Source of Cash Income

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bullrush Millet, Finger Millet,  Cereals, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Cocoyam, Roots and Tubers, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Pulses, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Oil Seeds and Oil Nuts, Okra, Bitter Aubergine, Tomatoes, Onions, Egg Plant, Radish, Cabbage, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Water Mellon, Cucumber, Chillies, Fruits and Vegetables, Cotton, Tobacco, Cash Crops, Coconut, Oranges, Banana

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens

Districts: Kahama, Bariadi, Bukombe, Shinyanga Rural, Maswa, Kishapu, Meatu, Shinyanga Urban, Shinyanga