Tanzania

Country Profile
Tanzania
In Tanzania, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect 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
28.2
Percent
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2014-15
Stunting
34
Percent*
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Tanzania in 2015
Rural
72
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Tanzania (World Bank, 2013)
GDP
7
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 31.1% of added value (World Bank, 2015)
Farmers
169
Thousand
Producers using new technology and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY15
Sales
$19
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY15 from agricultural sales
Nutrition
938
Thousand
Children under 5 reached with nutrition help in FY15 across Tajikistan
Land
171
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY15
Investment
$1.5
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY15
Agriculture is a main driver of Tanzania's economy

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.

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