Tanzania

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 percent of added value (World Bank, 2013)
Farmers
62.2
Thousand
Producers using new technology and skills with Feed the Future’s help in FY13
Sales
42
Million
Value of Feed the Future farmer sales in FY13
Nutrition
251
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY13
Land
47.8
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY13
Investment
4.38
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY13
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

Results by the numbers*

  • More than 62,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time on more than 47,800 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers sold $42 million (USD) worth of agricultural products
  • Feed the Future leveraged more than $4.3 million (USD) in new private investment in food and agriculture in Tanzania
  • U.S. Government nutrition programs reached more than 251,000 children under 5 years old

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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USAID programs:

  • Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program
  • Building Capacity for African Agricultural Transformation (Africa Lead II) project
  • Dakawa Primary and Secondary Canals
  • Development Credit Authority
  • Enabling Agricultural Trade
  • Enhancing Women’s Participation Along the Agriculture Value Chain
  • Irrigation and Rural Roads Infrastructure Project 2
  • Innovative Agriculture Research Initiative (iAGRI)
  • Institutional Strengthening and Support to the Horticulture Sector (TAHA)
  • iWASH
  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Marketplace for

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Target Regions

Map of target regions for Feed the Future investment in Tanzania

Funding

Funding Graph for Tanzania