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

Cover Tanzania 2007/2008 Aringa


United Republic of Tanzania, The 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, (July 2012)

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At the end of the 2007/08 Agricultural Year, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Livestock and Fisheries Development; Water; Industry and Trade; the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO/RALG) and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician, (OCGS), Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Livestock and Fisheries conducted the Agricultural Sample Census. This is the fourth Agricultural Census to be carried out in Tanzania, the first one was conducted in 1971/72, the second in 1993/94 and 1994/95 (during 1993/94 data on household characteristics and livestock count were collected and data on crop area and production in 1994/95), and the third was conducted in 2002/03.

The census collected detailed data on crop production, crop marketing, crop storage, livestock production, fish farming, and poverty indicators. In addition to this, the census was large in its scope and coverage as it provides data that can be disaggregated at district level and thus, allow comparisons with the 2002/03 National Sample Census of Agriculture. The census covered smallholders in rural areas only and large scale farms. This report presents data disaggregated at regional and district level and it focuses on small holders crop production and livestock keeping.


  • 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
  • Input Use: Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seed, Local Seed, Insecticides, Irrigation
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Crop Growing Households, Agriculture Households
  • Households Planting Permanent Crops, Number, Area Covered, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield, Quantity Harvested
  • Households with Soil Erosion Problems on Their Land
  • Households with Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities on Their Land
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit
  • Households Receiving Crop Advice, Extension Advice
  • Household Facilities
  • Main Source of Drinking Water, Time Spent to and from Main Source of Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Meals, Fish Consumption, Food Satisfaction
  • Main Source of Income
  • 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
  • Households Receiving Livestock Extension Advice
  • Fish Farming
  • Bee Keeping, Quantity of Honey Harvested and Sold, Average Price

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Wheat, Onion, Beans, Cowpeas, Field Peas, Sunflower, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Turmeric, Bitteer Aubergine, Finger Millet, Mung Bean, Okra, Radish, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Coco Yam, Ginger, Green Gram, Bambaranuts, Simsim, Groundnut, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Chillies, Spinach, Carrot, Amaranths, Cucumber, Cashew nut, Banana, Coffee, Mango, Pigeon Peas, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Cane, Tea

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

Districts: Iringa Rural, Mufindi, Makete, Njombe, Ludewa, Iringa Urban, Kilolo, Njombe Mji