Tanzania

Feed the Future Country Fact Sheet

Country Profile
Tanzania
In Tanzania, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Tanzania and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
10.6
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions in Tanzania
Poverty
37.2
Percent
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions
Stunting
48.3
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions
Rural
72
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Tanzania (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
7
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 27% of added value (World Bank, 2013)
Farmers
100
Thousand
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
$19
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
$1.4
Million
Women reached with nutrition services designed to improve child and maternal health in FY14
Land
104
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$152
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY14
Agriculture is a main driver of Tanzania's economy

Tanzania is a democratic republic on the coast of East Africa with a population of 46 million people. The country’s political stability, sound macroeconomic management, and natural resources all contribute to its potential for sustained growth. Expansion in tourism, mining, trade and communications has contributed to overall economic growth, which has averaged 7 percent per year over the last decade. Still, many Tanzanians are unable to meet their basic needs.

Poverty and food insecurity are the main drivers of chronic undernutrition in Tanzania. Chronic undernutrition is the greatest contributor to under-5 mortality and is estimated to cost the country 2.65 percent of its gross

Results by the numbers

  • More than 99,900 farmers and other producers used new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
  • Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on nearly 103,900 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural product sales last year by more than $19 million.
  • Feed the Future leveraged more than $151.75

The Government of Tanzania is showing strong dedication to improving agriculture-led growth and scaling up nutrition. These commitments are demonstrated through the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania to increase private sector investment and the launch of the National Nutrition Strategy in 2011. 

Tanzania was also one of the first African countries to join the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Tanzania.

  • African Agricultural Technology Foundation
  • Africa RISING
  • African Women in Agriculture Research and Development
  • AVRDC: The World Vegetable Centre
  • Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program
  • Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) project
  • CGIAR
  • Dakawa Primary and Secondary Canals
  • Development Credit Authority
  • Enhancing Women’s Participation Along the Agriculture Value Chain
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Aquaculture and Fisheries

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Target Regions

Map of target regions for Feed the Future investment in Tanzania

Funding

Funding Graph for Tanzania