- The capital is Dodoma and the largest city is Dar es Salaam.
- The official languages are French and Swahili
- Area: 365,756 sq mi (approx. 3x the size of the State of Michigan)
- Population approx. 56 million in 2016
- Climate: Tanzania’s climate is tropical with coastal areas being hot and humid, while the northwestern highlands are cool and temperate.
Fun fact: Mt Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania and at 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Africa.
Main Research Themes
- Agrifood System Transformation
- Input Use and Market Development
- Policy Research and Capacity Building
- Sustainable Agricultural Intensification
- Training and Capacity Building
- Value Chain Analysis
Published on May 17, 2022
Research Supporting African MSMEs to Provide Safe and Nutritious Food (RSM2SNF) Launching
Published on March 15, 2022
Saweda Liverpool-Tasie wins $4M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue agrifood value chain research in Nigeria and Tanzania.
The 6th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) in Dodoma, Tanzania from 12th – 14th February 2020
Published on January 9, 2020
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy will be supporting the 6th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) in Dodoma, Tanzania on February 12-14, 2020.
Published on October 3, 2019
University Foundation Professor of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE), Thomas Jayne, recently spoke to African policymakers at the African Green Revolution Forum in Ghana.
Published on February 12, 2019
The 5th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) has kicked off in Dodoma, Tanzania, bringing leaders in the area to discuss progress and challenges.
Published on November 20, 2018
Article by Thom Jayne and Milu Muyanaga was featured in the December 20, 2018 print edition of The Citizen - Tanzania.
Published on October 30, 2018
An interview with Thomas Jayne, SciDevNet, 10/30/18
Published on October 30, 2018
WEBINAR, Nov. 6, 2018, 10-11 AM - T. Jayne and J. Chamberlin: What's the impact of land acquisitions by foreign and local investors on smallholder households and rural communities?
Published on September 26, 2018
How our ASPIRES Tanzania team research on crop cess study benefits farmers.
Published on June 12, 2018
In Tanzania, agriculture represents 23% of the GDP while employing 70% of the labor force. ASDP II aims at boosting the agricultural sector.
Publications and Presentations
Published on November 12, 2020
Wineman, A., Jayne, T. S., Modamba, E. I., & Kray, H. (2020). Characteristics and spillover effects of medium-scale farms in Tanzania. The European Journal of Development Research, 1-22. Published online 26 Oct. 2020.
Pesticide Emergency Use Authorization: An Underutilized Tool for Controlling Invasive Pests in Africa
Published on November 3, 2020
Luis Suguiyama, Steven Haggblade, Joseph E. Huesing, Regina Eddy, Shavonn R. Whiten, and Dan McGrath, 2020. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Brief 124.
Published on June 25, 2019
Sauer, C. M., Reardon, T. A., Tschirley, D. L., Waized, B., Alphonce, R., & Ndyetabula, D. (2019). Do the Poor Pay More for Food? Evidence from Tanzania.
Published on December 4, 2018
T. S. Jayne, M. Muyanga, F.K. Yeboah, A. Aromolaran, A. Chapoto, T. Shonhe, F. Dzanku, N. Mdoe and A. Wineman, APRA Annual Research Review and Planning Workshop University of Ghana, December 4, 2018
Published on November 23, 2018
Milu Muyanga, T. S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman, Antony Chapoto, Divan Vanderwesthuisen, Presentation at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Kenya Nairobi, November 23, 2018