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

Cover Tanzania 2007/2008 Arusha


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,  (August 2012)

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This report covers small-scale agriculture households in rural areas of Arusha region who were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The results presented in this report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers. Highlighted are important findings regarding agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural and related activities and poverty in Arusha region, the aim being to present an overview of the rural agricultural households and their levels of involvement in agricultural activities at regional level.


  • 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;
  • Number of Household Members Owning Most of the Crop by Sex of the Main Owner and Crop;
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield;
  • Number of Crop Growing Households, Agriculture Households;
  • Number of Households Storing Crops by Method;
  • Input Use: Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seed, Local Seed, Insecticides, Irrigation;
  • Marketing: Households That Sold, Did Not Sell, Marketing Problems;
  • 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;
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit;
  • Households Receiving Crop Advice, Extension Advice;
  • 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;
  • Soil Erosion Problems, Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities;
  • Permanent Crops: Number, Area, Covered, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield
  • Agricultural Constraints;
  • 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

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potatoes, Mung Bean, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Bitteer Aubergine, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Onion, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Spinach, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Egg Plant, Cotton, Tobacco, Malay, Banana, Coffee, Mango, Pigeon Pea, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Cane, Avocado, Lime Lemon, Cashewnut, Tamarin, Nutmeg, Jack Fruit, Mpesheni, Papaw, Grape, Guava, Sisal

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

Districts: Monduli, Arusha, Karatu, Ngorongoro, Longido, Arusha Rural, Meru