[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Volume IV: Smallholder Household Characteristics and Access to Services and Natural Resources

Cover Tanzania 2002/2003 Vol 4 Smallholder


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)


The household socioeconomic conditions and access to services and natural resources report contains details of rural agriculture smallholders in Tanzania in relation to demographics, household characteristics, literacy and education of the rural agriculture population, livelihood activities, off-farm income, agriculture credit, living conditions and access to resources. It therefore contains data on a wide range of poverty issues and, where possible, it compares data with previous censuses and surveys.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number and Type of Holding
  • Ranking of Importance of Different Livelihood Activities
  • Number of Household Members by Age Group and Sex
  • Rural Population and Growth Rate
  • Population Pyramids
  • Level of Formal Education Completed
  • Marital Status
  • Survival of Female/Male Parent
  • Household Members Who Can Read and Write by Language
  • School Attendance
  • Literacy Level
  • Level of Involvement in Farming Activity
  • Household Members Involved in Off-farm Income Generating Activities
  • Household Members by Main Activity, Average Household Size. Maximum Level of Education Attained
  • Type of Land Ownership/Tenure, Land 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 Cusomary Right to Land
  • Distance from Agriculture Household to Natural Resource: Water, Communal Grazing, Communal Firewood, Wood for Charcoal, Building Poles, Forest for Bees, Hunting, Fishing
  • Number of Households with Access to: Water for Humans, Water for Livestock, Communal Grazing, Communal Firewood, Wood for Charcoal, Building Poles, Forest for Bee Products, Hunting Ground, Fishing Resources
  • Distance from Homestead to Fields, from Nearest Road to Fields, Distance from Nearest Market to Fields
  • Agriculture Households Receiving Credit, Number of Credits, Source of Credit, Purpose of Credit, Main Reasons for Not Using Credit
  • Households with Village Community Tree Planting Schemes, Distance fo Community Planted Forest, Main Reason for Involvement with Community Tree Planting
  • Constraints to Livelihood
  • Number of Agriculture Household by Type of Household Member and Activity
  • Agricultural Households by Distance to:  Schools, Health Clinics, Hospitals, District Capital, Regional Capital, Roads, Markets, Veterinary Clinic, Extension Center, Research Station, Plant Protection Lab, Land Registration Office, Livestock Development Center
  • Level of Satisfaction with Services, Infrastructure
  • Agriculture Households by Type of Roof Construction Materials, by Owned Assets, Main Source of Energy, Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Agriculture Households by Number of Meals the Household Normally Has Per Day, Number of Days the Household Consumed Meat, Number of Days the Household Consumed Fish, Number of Days the Household Consumed Protein Food
  • Status of Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of Income
  • Number of Households by Livelihood Activity and Percent Used for Non-Subsistance Purposes

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