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 Singida region that were selected using statistical sampling techniques. The results in the report do not cover urban areas and large-scale farmers.

The report presents information on agricultural production, productivity, husbandry, access to resources, levels of involvement in agricultural related activities and poverty in Singida region and 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
  • Number of Agricultural Households and Average 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
  • Average Household Size
  • Off-farm Income Generating Activities
  • Age of Head
  • Literacy Rate
  • Land Ownership/Tenure
  • Land Use Area
  • 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
  • Average Distance to Communal Resources
  • Number of Agricultural Households with Access to Water for Humans, Water for Livestock, Communal Grazing, Communal Firewood, Wood for Charcoal, Building Poles, Forest for Bees, Hunting Grounds, Fishing Resources
  • Crop and Vegetable Production, Area Planted, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Agriculture Households and Planted Area
  • Means of Soil Preparation, Fertilizer Use, Irrigation Use, Insecticide Use, Herbicide Use, Fungicide Use, Improved Seed Use
  • Number of Crop Producing Households Reporting Selling Agricultural Products
  • Permanent Crops: Area Planted, Area Harvested, Quantity Harvested, Yield
  • Number of Households Reporting Processed Products, Method of Processing, Processing Crops, Main Product, Use of Primary Processed Product, Where Products Sold, Type of By-Product
  • Number of Households Storing Crops by Estimated Storage Loss and Crop Type, by Main Purpose of Storage, Quantity Stored, Length of Storage, Method of Storage, Number of Households Storing,
  • 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
  • Access to Equipment: Number of Equipment Assets Owned or Rented, Households That Used Farm Implements/Assets, Households Not Using Equipment and Main Reasons Why Not
  • Source of Inputs, Distance to Source, Source of Finance
  • Reasons for Not Using Inputs
  • Quality of Inputs
  • Number of Agricultural Households Using Oxen
  • Households Receiving Credit by Sex, by Main Source of Credit, by Reasons for Not Using Credit, Main Purpose of Credit
  • Households Having Planted Trees, Number of Planted Trees by Species, Main Use of Planted Trees, Distance to Community Planted Forest, Community Tree Planting Schemes
  • Households Receiving Extension Messages, Quality of Extension Services, Source of Extension Messages, Topic of Advice, Type of Message
  • Livelihood Constraints
  • Households Using Draft Animals to Cultivate Land
  • Number of Draft Animals Owned, Used and Area Cultivated
  • Households Rearing Cattle, Number of Cattle by Type
  • Cattle Herd Size
  • Number of Died Cattle and Total Offtake
  • Livestock Production: Number, Type, Offtake, Died, Sold and Value, Herd Size
  • Pests and Parasites: Deworming, Ticks, Tsetse Flies
  • Number of Eggs, Hides and Skins Sold/Consumed/Utilized
  • Access to Functional Livestock Facilities, Distance to Nearest: Cattle Dip, Spray Raced, Hand Powered Sprayer, Cattle Crush, Market, Abattoir, Slaughter Slab, Hide/Skin Shade, Inpu, Veterinary Clinic, Holding Ground, Watering Point/Dam, Drencher
  • Fish Farming
  • Households Facing Problems with Government Regulation
  • Type of Household Member and Labor Activity
  • Distance to Infrastructures and Services: Schools, Roads, Hospitals, Health Clinic, Market, District Capital, Veterinary Clinic, Extension Center, Research Station, Plant Protection Lab, Land Registration Office, Livestock Development Center
  • Household Facilities: Toilets, Rooms, Assets, Roofing
  • Main Source of Energy, Drinking Water, Time Spent To and From Drinking Water, Main Source of 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, Bullrush Millet, Finger Millet, Wheat, Barley, Cereals, Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Irish Potatoes, Yams, Cocoyam, Roots and Tubers, Mung Beans, Beans, Cowpeas, Green Gram, Pigeon Peas, Chick Peas, Bambaranuts, Field Peas, Pulses, Sunflower, Simsim, Groundnuts, Soya Beans, Castor Seed, Oil Seeds and Oil Nuts, Okra, Radish, Turmeric, Bitter Aubergine, Garlic, Onions, Ginger, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Spinach, Carrot, Chillies, Amaranths, Pumpkins, Cucumber, Egg Plant, Water Mellon, Cauliflower, Fruits and Vegetables, Seaweed, Cotton, Tobacco, Pyrethrum, Jute, Cash Crops, Sugarcane, Banana, Mango, Pawpaw, Guava, Lime/Lemon, Pigeon Peas, Cashewnut, Orange, Tamarin, Nutmeg, Bilimbi,

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

Districts: Iramba, Singida Rural, Manyoni, Singida Urban, Singida


(2007) "[Tanzania] National Sample Census of Agriculture 2002/2003, Volume Vm: Regional Report, Singida 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, Agroprocessing, Crop Production, Data Rescue, East & Central Africa, Farm Finance, Farm Inputs, Land Use, Livestock Production, Singida Region (Tanzania), Surveys, Tanzania