[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Volume IV: Gender Profile of Smallholder Rural Agriculture Population in Tanzania Mainland

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Vol 4 Gender


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, (July 2007)


This thematic report covers the gender profile for the agriculture sector in Tanzania for crops at national and regional levels. It presents sex disaggregated data regarding male and female headed agricultural holdings on their land ownership, land use, crop production, input use, storage, processing, marketing, investment in agriculture and access to inputs and services for the crops produced in the country, as well as indications of their status of relative well-being/poverty.


  • Number of Agricultural Households by Sex of the Household Head, Type of Holding
  • Population by Age Group, Sex of Head of Household, Sex of the Household Member, Active and Inactive Agriculture Population
  • Population Pyramid, Males and Females by Age Group
  • Sex Ratio of the Active Agriculture Population
  • Number of Heads of Households Who Can and Cannot Read and Write
  • Number of Children with Off Farm Income
  • Number of Household Members Reporting Non Survival of Both of Their Parents
  • Elderly in Agriculture Activities by Main Activity
  • Household Members Main Activity
  • Children Involvement in Agriculture, Main Activity
  • Land Area of Type of Ownership
  • Number of Households Reporting Sufficiency of Land
  • Females Holding Land
  • Area Under Different Forms of Land Use
  • Number of Households Planting
  • Crop Production: Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Total Area Planted by: Use of Improved Seed, Use of Insecticides, Use of Farm Yard Manure, Use of Compost, Use of Inorganic Manure, No Fertilizer Use, Use of Fertilizer, Irrigation
  • Reasons for Not Planting
  • Households Using Secondary Products
  • Households Storing Crops, Main Purpose for Storing Crops, Methods Used for Storing Crops, Storage Loss
  • Permanent/Perennial Crops Marketed
  • Number of Households Selling Crops
  • Reasons for Not Selling Crops
  • Number of Livestock Traded/Sold, Consumed
  • Number of Households Accessing Credit
  • Credit Use, Source of Credit
  • Reasons for Using Credit, Not Using Credit
  • Households Using Tree Resources by Main Use
  • Households Receiving Extension Advice for Crop Production
  • Livestock Production: Number of Households Owning/Raising, Livestock Population, Improved Livestock
  • Dairy Population
  • Average Size of Fish Ponds
  • Weight of Fish Harvested and Sold
  • Type of Fish Farming System
  • Number of Households Which Carried Out Fish Farming
  • Labour Use: Number of Agriculture Household Members by Main Responsibility
  • Household Facilities:  Average Number of Rooms, Roofing Materials, Type of Toilet, Assets
  • Main Source of Energy, by Level of Technology
  • Average Number of Meals Per Day, Meals with Meat Consumption, Problems Satisfying Food Needs, Lack of Finances to Purchase Food
  • Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Households Not Using Farm Implements Due to Lack of Finances
  • Reasons for Not Marketing Crops: Transport Costs
  • Number of Households Not Having Planted Crops Due to a Lack of Money

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Cassava

Livestock:  Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Broilers, Ducks, Turkeys, Rabbits, Donkeys, Horse

Regions: Dodoma, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Morogoro, Pwani, Dar es Salaam, Lindi, Mtwara, Ruvuma, Iringa, Mbeya, Singida, Tabora, Rukwa, Kigoma, Shinyanga, Kagera, Mwanza, Mara, Manyara, Tanzania