Publishing Details

Publication Type: 
Survey Report
United Republic of 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
Publication Date: 
December 2007
Publication Place: 
Zanzibar, Tanzania


This report covers small-scale agriculture households in rural areas of Arusha region who were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers.

The highlights describe the important findings in relation to agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Arusha region activities indicators for one to get an overview, at regional level, of the rural agricultural households and their levels of involvement in agricultural related activities.


  • Type of Agriculture Household, Number and Household Size
  •  Agricultural Households Sex of Head
  • Livelihood Activities/Source of Income
  • Rank of Importance of Livelihood Activities
  • Number of Household Members by Sex and Age Group;
  • Household Members Who Can Read and Write by Language
  • School Attendance
  • Number of Agricultural Household Members by Main Activity
  • Level of Involvement in Farming Activity
  • Level of Formal Education Completion, Maximum Level Education Attained
  • Off-farm Income Generating Activities
  • Literacy Rate
  • Land Ownership/Tenure, Area of Land
  • Land Use Area
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether All Land Available to the Household Was Used
  • Number of Agriculture Households by Whether they Consider Having Sufficient Land for the Household
  • Number of Agriculture Households By Whether Female Members of the Household Own or Have Customary Right to Land
  • Number of Crop Growing Households and Area Planted
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use, Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicide Use, Improved Seed Use, Method of Land Clearning
  • Permanent Crops: Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Households Reporting Processed Products, Method of Processing, Processing Farm Products, Where Products Sold, Type of By-Product
  • Marketing: Households That Sold, Did Not Sell, Marketing Problems
  • Irrigation
  • Source of Irrigation Water
  • Method Used to Obtain Water
  • Method of Field Application of Irrigation Water
  • Erosion Control/Water Harvesting Facilities
  • Access to Inputs: Chemical Fertilizer, Farm Yard Manure, Compost Manure, Insecticides/Fungicides, Herbicides, Improved Seeds
  • Source of Inputs, Distance to Source
  • Reasons for Not Using Inputs
  • Quality of Inputs
  • Households Receiving Credit by Sex, by Main Source of Credit, by Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Number of Planted Trees by Species, Main Use of Planted Trees, Distrance to Community Planted Forest
  • Households Receiving Extension Messages, Quality of Extension Services, Source of Extension Messages, Topic of Advice
  • Households Using Draft Animals to Cultivate Land
  • Number of Draft Animals Owned, Used and Area Cultivated
  • Type of Draft Animal
  • Households Rearing Cattle, Number of Cattle by Type, Herd Size
  • Livestock Production
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies
  • Fish Farming
  • Distance to Infrastructures and Services: Schools, Roads, Hospitals, Health Clinic, Market
  • Household Facilities: Toilets, Rooms, Assets
  • Main Source of Energy, Drinking Water
  • Number of Meals the Household Normally Took Per Day, Meat Consumption, Fish Consumption
  • Status of Food Satisfaction
  • Roofing Materials
  • Main Source of Cash Income

Crops: Maize, Paddy, Sorghum, Bulrush Millet, Finger Millet, Cereals, Cassava, Sweet Potato, Irish Potatoes, Roots and Tubers, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Pulses, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Soya Beans, Oil Seeds and Oil Nuts, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Onion, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Fruits and Vegetables, Pigeon Pea, Coffee, Banana, Sugarcane, Mpesheni, Banana, Avocado, Mango, Pawpaw, Orange, Mandarine/Tangerine, Guava, Apples, Pitches, Lime/Lemon, Rubber Vine Fruit, Grape, Durian, Nutmeg

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Ducks, Turkeys, Donkeys

Districts: Monduli, Arumeru, Arusha, Karatu, Ngorongoro, Arusha


(2007) "[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003, Volume Vb (Va): Regional Report, Arusha Region," United Republic of 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.

Additional Attributes

Geographic Coverage: Tanzania, East & Central Africa
Keywords: Africa, Agricultural Census, Agricultural Households, Agricultural Statistics, Arusha Region (Tanzania), Crop Production, Data Rescue, East & Central Africa, Farm Finance, Farm Inputs, Household Surveys, Land Use, Livestock Production, Surveys, Tanzania