Find Agriculture expertise in United Republic of Tanzania

Agriculture, forestry and fisheries contributed 29% of GDP of mainland Tanzania in 2010, whilst 40.1% of land is dedicated to agricultural use (2009) and about 75% of the labour force is engaged in the sector, mainly on a small scale. The most important cash crops for smallholders are cotton, coffee, tobacco and cashew nuts; and for the large estates, sisal and tea. Maize, wheat, cassava, bananas, cloves, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cattle, sheep and goats are other important products. The principal agricultural export products are cashew nuts, cotton, tobacco, tea and sisal and the main export partners are UK, India, Germany and Netherlands. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives is responsible for agriculture at a federal level. The Ministry works with the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) which guards against food shortage by means of a Strategic Grain Reserve (SGR).

Agriculture organisations in United Republic of Tanzania
Agricultural Council of Tanzania
Business Information Services
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives
Sokoine University of Agriculture