Tanzania National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003: Volume IV: Smallholder Household Characteristics and Access to Services and Natural Resources

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TZA 2002/2003 Census vl. IV

At the end of the 2002/03 agricultural year, the National Bureau of Statistics and the Office of the Chief Government Statistician in Zanzibar, in collaboration with the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Security, Water and Livestock Development, and Cooperatives and Marketing as well as the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), conducted the Agriculture Sample Census for 2002/2003. This is the third Agriculture Census to he carried out in Tanzania. The first was conducted in 1971/72 and the second in 1993/94 and 1994/95 (during 1993/94, data on household characteristics and livestock count were collected; data on crop area and production were collected in 1994/95).

This census is considered to be one of the largest carried out in Africa, and indeed in many other countries of the world. For the crop sub-sector, the census collected detailed data on all annual and permanent crops. It also collected comprehensive input use, storage, processing, marketing, tree farming and erosion control, and extension services. As a result, the crop report from this census is much more detailed than the previous censuses' reports and, for the first time, reaches a conclusion and makes recommendations.

In addition to this, the census was extensive in its coverage. It provides data that can be disaggregated at the district level and therefore allows comparisons with the 1998/99 District Integrated Agricultural Survey. The census covered both smallholders in rural areas and large-scale farms. This report presents data disaggregated up to the regional level and focuses on crops grown by smallholders. For the first time, it includes figures for Zanzibar. The analysis in the report includes time series comparisons using data from the previous censuses and surveys.

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Tanzania National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003, Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, Ministry of Water and Livestock Development, Ministry of Cooperatives and Marketing, Presidents Office, Regional Administration and Local Government
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