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

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

Disease in livestock is one of the main factors contributing to limited productivity and incomes among cattle farmers in Tanzania. This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings from a survey conducted by ILRI among cattle farmers in Tanzania to confirm the presence of well-known cattle pathogens and to investigate the presence of cattle pathogens rarely looked for in the area before. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings of a situation analysis of animal health and its implication on food safety in Kenya and Tanzania.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

Gemeinsam haben alle Akteure entlang der Milchwertschöpfungskette einschließlich Politik und Forschung in der Tangaregion im Nordosten Tansanias 2008 eine Innovationsplattform auf die Beine gestellt. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014


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