Agriculture in Tanzania

Agriculture in Tanzania

The agricultural industry in Tanzania contributes significantly to socioeconomic development since it accounts for 28 percent of GDP, supplies 95 percent of the nation’s food, and employs more than 75 percent of the workforce. All things considered, the country’s agricultural potential is vast, with 44 million hectares of arable land, multiple rivers for irrigation, a well-trained workforce, laws and programs, to name just a few examples of these. More than two-fourths of the world’s arable land and irrigation potential has yet to be tapped.

Poor investment in the industry in terms of money and technology has been blamed for this wasteful use of resources, which has led to low productivity. More than 70 percent of Tanzanians rely on maize as their primary source of food, although other basic crops including sorghum, millet, paddy, banana, cassava, wheat and a variety of potato kinds are also popular.

Tanzania at a glance

Tanzania is the most populous nation in East Africa, with a land area of 947,300 km2. Tanzania has had political peace and stability since its independence. Natural resources abound in this region as well. In 2007, 33% of the population was below the poverty level, a drop of just 2.5% in the previous seven years

Mechanization of Agriculture of Tanzania

To put it another way, since 2005, the number of operating 4WTs has grown to 13,146. Secondhand tractors from Europe and Japan have also been imported. More than 9,000 two-wheel tractors (2WTs) were in operation in 2015, an increase from less than 300 in 2005. Two-wheel tractors are becoming more popular.

During this time period, the need for mechanization may have increased for a variety of reasons, although slowly. Many social and economic changes have occurred over the last few decades that have reduced rural populations’ ability to perform labor-intensive field work at even the most basic subsistence levels, including access to social services, migration to urban areas, aging populations, and new economic opportunities.

Agricultural Sector Development Program (ASDP1) was initially launched in Tanzania. According to the Tanzania Agricultural Mechanization Strategy (TAMS) published in 2006, the subsector should be guided by interventions, such as a greater focus on private sector THS supply, in accordance with ASDP1. Small-scale farmers in rural areas have been given incentives to use mechanization services under the TAMS framework.

To increase their own local standards, Tanzanian farmers may profit from Tractors Tanzania’s efforts if they get cutting-edge equipment. The use of our equipment improves the efficiency of seeding, harvesting, and threshing operations. In Tanzania, we are the only firm that offers new Massey Ferguson tractors. Whether you are looking for a new or used Massey Ferguson, we can help. In addition, we have used Kubota Combine Harvesters available for purchase. Additionally, we have used New Holland Tractors on the market, as well as Japanese tractors. Agricultural equipment is another one of our specialties. We have access to a variety of agricultural machinery for sale in Tanzania. From boom sprayers to fertilizer spreaders to chisel ploughs and disc harrows, these little accessories play a crucial role in maintaining your farm.