Tanzania Food Security Update - August 2005
SUMMARY AND IMPLICATIONS
The 2004/05 annual harvest is nearly complete across most of the country, and maize prices have begun to decline as crops supplies increase. Exceptions are found in Lake Victoria Basin (Mwanza and Shinyanga Regions), where maize prices rose. Despite the high grain prices in these two regions, overall food security remained satisfactory.
Elsewhere, prices are lower than they have been at this time for the past two years. Pasture availability is diminishing in most locations as the dry season progresses. However, livestock are still healthy and at normal productivity throughout the country.
Due to satisfactory availability of staples at reasonable prices, animal sales are low and consequently their prices are high and stable. RVA findings.