[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2007/2008, Volume VII: Crop Sector- Zanzibar Report

Cover Tanzania 2007/2008 Vol 7


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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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 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 regional data disaggregated to district levels. It was very difficult to discuss all variables collected in a single report hence the analysis was based on the most important smallholder variables. The rest of the variables are found in the attached annex of table of results. The analysis in the report includes trend analysis using data from the previous censuses and surveys, particularly the 2002/03.


  • 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
  • Marketing: Households That Sold, Did Not Sell, Marketing Problems
  • Permanent Crops: Number, Area, Covered, Area Planted, Area Harvested, Yield
  • 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
  • Soil Erosion Problems, Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Input Use: Organic Fertilizer, Inorganic Fertilizer, Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seed, Local Seed, Insecticides, Irrigation
  • Households Receiving Credit by Main Source of Credit
  • Households Receiving Crop Advice, Extension Advice
  • Households Participating in Out Grower Agreement, Contract Production Agreement
  • Agriculture Constraints
  • 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

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Coco Yams, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Bambaranuts, Groundnut, Bitter Aubergine, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Zukkin, Tomatoes, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Egg Plant, Seaweed, Water Mellon, Kothmir, Onion, Star Fruit, Cabbage, Spinach, Simsim, Soya Beans, Banana, Mango, Pigeon Pea, Coconut, Orange, Sugar Cane

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