Tanzania is a democratic republic on the coast of East Africa with a population of 50 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 struggle 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
Results by the Numbers
Nearly 169,000 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 171,000 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.
Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural sales last year by more than $19 million.
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
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)
Browse the resources below for more information on U.S. Government support of food security and nutrition in Tanzania.