Rapid Agriculture Needs Assessment in
response to the “El - Niño” effects in the
United Republic of Tanzania
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This rapid assessment report is the result of a joint effort of the Ministry of Agriculture,
(FAO), in order to better assist the population impacted by the effects of “El-Niño” in the
United Republic of Tanzania.
Two teams composed by staff of the President Office - Regional Administration and Local
Government (PO-RALG), Disaster Management Department (DMD), MALF and FAO
assessed six of the most affected regions in the country namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara,
Mwanza, Morogoro, Shinyanga. The teams conducted Focus Group Discussions and Field
Observations at village level with several affected communities in addition to interviews with
Key Informants at district and regional level.
The report provides detailed information on the damages and losses endured by the affected
population as well as some baseline information on the agriculture, livestock and fishery
subsectors of the visited regions. In addition, it also describes the identified short, medium
and long term needs and proposes suitable recovery interventions.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and FAO look forward to collaborating
with additional national and international partners and stakeholders in order to respond to the
needs of the affected population and assist them with due effectiveness and timeliness.
Dr. Florens M. Turuka
(Permanent Secretary – MALF)