[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2007/2008, Small Holder Agriculture, Volume VI: Livestock Sector- Zanzibar Report

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Zanzibar, Tanzania: Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Office of the Chief Government Statistician, National Bureau of Statistics, Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Livestock and Fishery, (January 2012)

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At the end of the 2007/08 Agricultural Year, the Office of the Chief Government Statistician, (OCGS) in collaboration with National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Ministries of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Livestock and Fisheries conducted the 2007/08 Agricultural Sample Census. This is the second Sample Census of Agriculture to be carried out in Zanzibar, the first one was conducted in 2002/03 Agricultural year.

It is considered that this census is one of the largest to be carried out in Africa and indeed, in many other countries of the world. 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 all the large scale farms. This report provide the results of the small holder farming in livestock sector. The results presented in this report are detailed data on cattle, goats, pigs, sheep, chicken and other livestock.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number and Size of Holding
  • Number of Households and Planted Area by: Organic Fertiliser Use
  • Number of Cattle by Type, Average Head per Household, Category (Indigenous, Improved)
  • Method of Cattle Identification
  • Number of Milked Dairy Cows, Average Milk Production Per Cow
  • Average Price Per Litre of Milk
  • Number of Households Rearing Livestock, by Type, by Category, 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

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

Districts: North A, North B, Central, South, West, Wete, Micheweni, Chakechake, Mkoani