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

Cover Tanzania 2007/2008 Lindi


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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This report presents survey data results for Lindi region as a subset of the National Sample Census of Agriculture 2007/08. The report covers small-scale agriculture households in rural areas of Lindi region who were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The result in the report excludes large-scale farmers. The highlights are described under relevant subheadings on issues related to agricultural production, production practices, productivity, access to resources and levels of involvement in agricultural related activities. A section on poverty indicators is also included to provide an overall picture of the level of poverty among agricultural households in the region.


  • 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
  • Rural Population and Growth Rate
  • 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
  • Households Storing Crops, by Method and Crop Type
  • Input Use: Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seed, Local Seed, Insecticides, Irrigation
  • Marketing: Households That Sold, Did Not Sell, Marketing Problems
  • Households Planting Permanent Crops, Number, Area Covered, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield, Quantity Harvested
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Agricultural Constraints
  • Household Facilities
  • 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

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Coco Yams, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnut, Soya Beans, Castor Seed, Oil Seeds and Oil Nuts, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Chillies, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Egg Plant, Water Mellon, Cotton, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Jute, Seaweed, Mung Bean, Chick Peas, Castor Fung, Bitteer Aubergine, Kothmir, Onion, Ginger, Zukkin, Start Fruit, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrot, Malay, Cashewnut, Banana, Mango, Pigeon Pea, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Cane, Sisal

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

Districts: Kilwa, Lindi Rural, Nachingwea, Liwale, Ruangwa, Lindi Urban