- 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 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.
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.
Do Farmers Value Seeds of Different Quality Differently? Evidence from Willingness to Pay Experiments in Tanzania and Ghana
Published on March 1, 2018
There is no one-sizefits-all strategy to meet the seed needs of all the farmers. A new IDWP from M. Maredia and collaborators.
Published on February 16, 2018
Theme: Integrating Food and Nutrition Security into Economic Transformation and Industrialization Agenda in Tanzania, 14–16 February 2018, Dodoma, Tanzania
Published on December 8, 2017
The Government of Tanzania implemented a transparent, reliable and efficient e-payment system
Published on April 24, 2017
A series of workshops to inform Local Government Authorities on the Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP 2). The next one is in Morogoro, Tanzania, April 24–29, 2017.
Published on March 5, 2017
The Role of Agri-food Systems in Promoting Industrialization in Tanzania Enhancing Linkage of Upstream and Downstream Value Chain Activities in the Context of Agriculture Transformation
Published on January 9, 2017
Key factors that led to the design and reform of various fertilizer subsidy programs over time.
Published on January 5, 2017
The rapid rise of medium-scale holdings in most cases reflects increased interest in land by urban-based professionals or influential rural people associated with rapidly rising urban population growth and demand for food in Africa.
Publications and Presentations
The effects of the national agricultural input voucher scheme (NAIVS) on sustainable intensification of maize production in Tanzania
Published on March 28, 2021
Kim, J., Mason, N. M., Mather, D., & Wu, F. (2021). The effects of the national agricultural input voucher scheme (NAIVS) on sustainable intensification of maize production in Tanzania. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72(3), 857–877.
Published on March 17, 2021
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.
The role of active soil carbon in influencing the profitability of fertilizer use: Empirical evidence from smallholder maize plots in Tanzania
Published on March 17, 2021
Chamberlin, J., Jayne, T. S., & Snapp, S. (2021). The role of active soil carbon in influencing the profitability of fertilizer use: Empirical evidence from smallholder maize plots in Tanzania. Land Degradation & Development, 32(9), 2681–2694.
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.