[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Volume VI, Large Scale Commercial Farms in Tanzania Mainland

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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)

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This report provides detailed description of the state of large farms in Tanzania for the agriculture year 1st October 2002 to 30th September 2003. Most of the analysis and tabulation permit comparisons between regions. In some cases the contribution of smallholder agriculture is included to give the overall country estimate.


  • Number of Holdings and Area of Large Scale Farms by: Type of Farm Ownership, Type of Activity, Region, Type of Operator/Ownership, Type of Holdings, Type of Land Ownership, Type of Land Use
  • Rank of Importance of Livelihood Activities
  • Crop Production: Number of Holdings Growing Crops, Planned Area, Actual Area Planted, Area Harvested, Amount Stored, Amount Sold, Irrigated Area
  • Number and Percent of Holdings Using Secondary Products
  • Number and Percent of Holdings Reporting Processing of Farm Products, Method of Processing, Markets for Processed Goods, Type of Bi Products, Use of Bi Products
  • Number of Farm Implements/Assets Owned/Rented, Source of Finance
  • Other Sources of Farm Implements/Assets
  • Number of Percent of Holdings Reporting Irrigation Practice
  • Area of Holding, Irrigatable Area, Area Irrigated
  • Number and Percent of Holdings Reporting Erosion Control Practices, Number of Erosion Control Structure
  • Number of Storage Structures, Stores
  • Crop Storage Structures and Average Area of Stores, Average Volume of Stores, Mean Normal Duration of Storage
  • Number of Holdings and Length of Fences for Livestock and Crop Farms
  • Main Purpose of Fences
  • Farms Reporting Sale of Agricultural Products
  • Main Marketing Problems
  • Number and Percent of Holdings Providing Services to Outgrower Farmers
  • Outgrower/ Farmers and Service Rendered to Them by Large Scale Farmers
  • Average Crop Per Unit of Service Rendered to Outgrowers y Large Scale Farmers
  • Rank of Importance of Livelihood Constraints
  • Number and  Percent of Agricultural Holdings Reporting to Have Owned, Raised or Managed Livestock
  • Livestock Numbers by Type and Category, Average Herd Size
  • Milk Production, Average Value, Number Milked, Total Milk Sold, Destination of Sales
  • Chicken Disease (Newcastle, Coccidiosis, Chorysa, Fowl Typhoid)
  • Animal Products Sold, Consumed, Utilized: Eggs, Hides, Skins
  • Rank of Livestock  Market Outlets
  • Distance to Nearest:  Cattle Dip, Spray Raced, Hand Powered Sprayer, Cattle Crush, Primary Market,  Secondary Market, Abattoir, Slaughter Slab, Hide/Skin Shade, Input Supply, Veterinary Clinic, Village Holding Ground, Village Water Point/Dam, Nearest Drencher
  • Number of Holdings Receiving Advice byType of Service Provider, Topic, Source of Advice
  • Farm Employment: Number of Employees by Category of Employment, Permanent Employees, Temporary Employees

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Cocoyam, Onions, Beans, Cow Peas, Green Grams, Chick Pea,  Seed Beans, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Castor, Cotton, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Carrots, Chillie, Amaranths, Egg Plant, Water Mellon, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Flowers, Flower Seeds,

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chicken, Ducks, Turkeys, Rabbits, Donkeys, Horses

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