[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2007/2008: Regional Report - Shinyanga Region (Volume Vh)

Cover Tanzania 2007/2008 Shinyanga


United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Ministry of Livestock Development and Fisheries, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment, Zanzibar, Prime Minister's Office, Regional Administration and Local Governments, Ministry of Industries, Trade and Marketing, The National Bureau of Statistics and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician, Zanzibar, (October 2012)

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At the end of the 2002/03 Agriculture Year, the National Bureau of Statistics, Tanzania Mainland and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician, Tanzania Zanzibar in collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Security; Water and Livestock Development; Cooperatives and Marketing as well as the President‟s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) conducted the Agriculture Sample Census. This is the third Agriculture Census to be carried out in Tanzania, the first one was conducted in 1971/72, the second in 1993/94 and 1994/95 (data on household characteristics and livestock count were collected in 1993/1994 while data on crop area and production were collected in 1994/95).

It is considered that this census is one of the largest to be carried out in Africa and indeed in many other countries of the world. The census collected detailed data on crop production, crop marketing, crop storage, livestock production, fish farming, tree farming, access to infrastructures and services and poverty indicators.

In addition to this, the census was large in its coverage as it provides data that can be disaggregated at district level and thus allow comparisons with the 1998/99 District Integrated Agricultural Survey. The census covered smallholders in rural areas only and large scale farms.

This report presents data disaggregated to district level for Mwanza region. Due to numerous variables collected, the analysis is based on the most important smallholder variables. More variables can be found in the table of results annex.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number and Size of Holding
  • Number of Heads of Agricultural Households by Sex of Head
  • Number of Household Members by District and Sex
  • Age Group
  • Marital Status
  • Survival of Female/Male Parent
  • Household Members Who Can Read and Write by Language
  • Literacy Level
  • Education Status
  • Level of Involvement in Farming Activity
  • Land Ownership/Tenure
  • 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 Cusomary Right to Land
  • Land Use Area
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Crop Growing Households, Agriculture Households
  • Number of Households Storing Crops by Method
  • Marketing: Marketing Problems
  • Input Use: Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seed, Local Seed, Insecticides, Irrigation
  • Permanent Crops: Number, Area, Covered, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield
  • Households That Used Agricultural Equipment by Type
  • Households That Used Tractors/Draft animals to Cultivate Land by Type
  • Tractors/Draft Animals Owned
  • Irrigation
  • Source of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water
  • Soil Erosion Problems, Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit
  • Households Receiving Crop Advice, Extension Advice
  • Households Rearing Cattle, Breed and Economic Function, Average Herd Per Household
  • Livestock Production
  • Number of Milked Dairy Cows, Average Milk Production Per Cow
  • Average Price Per Litre of Milk
  • Number of Households Rearing Livestock, by Type, Average Head per Household, Herd Size
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies, Newcastle Disease, Fowl Typhoid Disease, Foot and Mouth Disease, Lympyskin Disease
  • Farms Receiving Livestock Extension Advice
  • Fish Farming
  • Bee Keeping, Quantity of Honey Harvested and Sold, Average Price
  • Agricultural Constraints
  • Household Facilities
  • Main Source of Energy
  • Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent to and from Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Meals, Meat Consumption, Fish Consumption, Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of Income

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Cocoyam, Coco yam, Mung Bean, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Castor Fung, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Bitteer Aubergine, Kothmir, Onion, Ginger, Zukkin, Star Fruit, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Chillies, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Carrot, Egg Plant, Water Mellon, Cotton, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Jute, Banana, Mango, Pigeon Pea, Orange, Sugar Cane, Palm Oil, Tea

Livestock: Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Guine Pigs, Turkeys, Rabbits, Donkeys, Horses, Dogs

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