Tanzania

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on Tanzania. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to Tanzania. See ILRI research on other countries

Preference for aromatic rice by consumers is an open secret in the rice sector in Tanzania. But this preference for a distinct scent in rice could be a root cause of stagnating rice production in the country. Researchers from AfricaRice (through the Africa RISING project) in partnership with a local NGO, NAFAKA, have been implementing activities to find a middle ground for stakeholders involved in the rice value chain in Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) carried out a ‘Review of successes and failures of dairy value chain development interventions in Tanzania’, to identify the best interventions and strategies to pilot that are pro-poor, gender-sensitive and environmentally sustainable. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jun/2015

A recent study by Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) shows that only 30% of the capacity of milk processing plants is utilized in Tanzania and per capita milk consumption in the country is a mere quarter of the global milk consumption standard. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2015

A new four-year African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will run from 2015 to 2019 and work to genetically improve Africa's chickens and to better deliver the superior chickens to small-scale farmers. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Small scale farmers are the guardians of 80 per cent of the world’s farmland. If we are to resolve the global soil crisis, they must be at the heart of the solutions. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

Elda Mmary, a female extension officer talks about her work with smallholder farmers on the Africa RISING project in Babati District, Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

In April, twenty five scientists from the different Africa RISING projects visited Ethiopia as part of a learning exchange. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country's dairy sector. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

In northern Tanzania, failed rains and drying streams mean the main source of livelihood – agriculture – is under serious threat. In a bid to buffer smallholder farmers from erratic rainfall CIAT, through the Africa RISING project, is carrying out research into sustainable water management in the country. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Consolata Baltazary
Research Associate
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator for International Land Coalition's Rangelands Initiative
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Mercy Becon
Communication Specialist
Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding

People working on Tanzania

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Consolata Baltazary
Research Associate
Fiona Flintan
Rangelands Governance Scientist and Technical Coordinator for International Land Coalition's Rangelands Initiative
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist

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