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

What, or who, is a smallholder farmer? What is the ongoing retail revolution in developing countries all about? Are small-scale farmers involved? Two agricultural economists, Derek Baker, formerly of ILRI and now at the University of New England (UNE), in Australia, and Jo Cadilhon, of ILRI, help us think this through in a presentation they made at the GLOBALG.A.P. Summit in Abu Dhabi this week. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Jo Cadilhon an agricultural economist at ILRI presented a paper on 'Field testing a conceptual framework for innovation platform impact assessment: the case of MilkIT dairy platforms in Tanga region, Tanzania' at this week's (27-30 October 2014) 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Scientists from ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses program presented at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 October 2014.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

Africa RISING has received additional support from the USAID mission in Tanzania to scale out appropriate technologies to smallholder farmers in the maize- and rice-farming systems in the country. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

The strongly held but wrong perception among farmers in Babati District that use of mineral fertilizers destroys the soil is a major cause of the low crop yield in the district. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

An assessment of post-harvest handling practices and food losses in a maize-based farming system in semi-arid areas of Central and Northern Tanzania was carried out in 2012. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) aims to employ the highest standards in its research, including the ways it engages with partners and stakeholders. Informed consent is a key approach to ensure that ILRI research is not exploiting the people it work with and aims to serve. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Communities in Tanzania and the region could unknowingly be exposing themselves to potential health problems as a result of consuming foods that are contaminated with high levels of mycotoxins – poisonous chemicals that are produced by certain types of fungi and which are harmful to both humans and livestock. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Farmers lack of information on fodder, feeds and feeding; inadequate availability of feeds in terms of quantity and quality especially during the dry season; and poor storage, processing and utilization of crop residues in livestock management are the major causes of the low milk production in Babati according to a feed situation analysis carried out by Africa RISING in 2013 in Babati district, Manyara region. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Nearly half of the farmers in the Africa RISING action sites in Tanzania integrate vegetables into their maize-based farming systems as a strategy to increase and diversify their income and diet according to a household socioeconomic characterization survey conducted by Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

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