- 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 September 26, 2018
How our ASPIRES Tanzania team research on crop cess study benefits farmers.
Published on May 18, 2018
In an effort to strengthen partnerships with local collaborators, Ron Hendrick, the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), made an official visit to Tanzania from May 13th to 18th, 2018.
Publications and Presentations
Published on October 20, 2018
Michael Olabisi, David L. Tschirley, David Nyange and Titus Awokuse, 2018. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 117. East Lansing: Michigan State University
Published on July 31, 2018
James Thurlow, Josee Randriamamonjy and Todd Benson, 2018. Identifying Priority Value Chains in Tanzania, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 106. East Lansing: Michigan State University
Published on June 8, 2018
Olabisi, Tschirley, Nyange, Awokuse, 2018. The Challenge of Substituting Sunflower Oil for Imported Palm Oil: Evidence from Tanzania. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 99.
Assessment of the Quality of Agriculture and Food Security Policy Processes and Institutional Architecture in Tanzania: Results of the 2016 Stakeholder Survey
Published on December 2, 2017
Edith Lazaro and Mywish K. Maredia, 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 89.
Prospects for the Sectoral Transformation of the Rural Economy in Tanzania: A Review of the Evidence
Published on December 1, 2017
Todd Benson, Josee Randriamamonjy, Peixun Fang, David Nyange, James Thurlow, and Xinshen Diao, 2017. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research Paper 88.