El Niño - Rapid Agriculture Needs Assessment in the United Republic of Tanzania

Apr 2016

As results of the heavy rains attributed to El-Niño event, since October 2015, more than 25 000 households have been directly affected by floods in six assessed regions of the United Republic of Tanzania namely Arusha, Dodoma, Mara, Morogoro, Mwanza, and Shinyanaga. This has had severe repercussion on the livelihood of the affected population who have lost crops, agricultural inputs and tools, animals, pasture land and other sources of income such as agriculture casual labour, in addition to houses properties.

In order to estimate the damages and losses occurred in the agriculture sector and sub-sectors, thus assess the impact on the agricultural livelihoods and come out with necessary emergency response interventions, the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fishery (MALF), the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), the Disaster Management Department (DMD) with technical and financial support from FAO, jointly conducted a rapid agriculture needs assessment in the aforementioned most affected regions.

Author: Reporting Unit