The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimise greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation .
UNHCR and Tanzania outline next steps to address refugee situation
17 August 2017
Nairobi—UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to support the country in pursuing its tradition of granting asylum and hosting refugees while respecting the wish of those who would like to return home.
INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
Tanzania has been a consistent and generous host to millions of refugees over the years. The country has supported UNHCR and partners in all three durable solutions - from voluntary repatriation to countries of origin, resettlement to other countries willing to share the burden of displacement, to the unprecedented gift of citizenship for almost 200,000 former 1972 Burundian refugees. The test of time did not weaken the generosity; when the ongoing political tension in Burundi caused thousands of Burundians to flee to Tanzania.
The Joint Damage and Needs Assessment Report is the outcome of the request from the Prime Minister’s Office to the United Nation Resident Coordinator in Tanzania to support the government in various areas on emergency response following the devastating earthquake which occurred in Kagera region on 10 September, 2016.
IRINGA, 22 September 2016 – The Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs Dr. Harrison George Mwakyembe (MP) launched the decentralized births and deaths registration system for the under-five cohort in Iringa and Njombe Regions, today. The exercise will benefit more than 200,000 under-five children in these two regions, reducing the backlog of unregistered children and establishing a system for registering all new births in the regions.
Three out of every four children in Tanzania experience poverty, according to the report Child Poverty in Tanzania which was launched 11 August 2016 by the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, the Hon. Dr. Ashatu Kijaji, at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam.
1. SITUATION UPDATE
• A total of 82 new suspected cholera cases were reported from 9 regions
• Morogoro Region had highest number (21) cases followed by Mara and Manyara with the same number (13) cases.
• Morogoro and Mara Region have reported a death each with no other available information.
• The ongoing Cholera outbreak have claimed 280 lives and sickening of around 17496 citizens’ country wide since August 2015.
A total of 87 new suspected cholera cases were reported from nine regions.
Dodoma region reported the highest number (28) of cases, followed by Mara region (23), and Iringa region (15).
One suspected cholera death was reported from the community in Musoma Municipal Council.
Dar es Salaam, 8 December 2015 – Today, Tanzania’s Government, UNICEF and Push Mobile, a mobile communication company providing SMS aggregation services across all the available mobile networks in Tanzania, have signed a partnership to reach over 10 million Tanzanian mobile users with life-saving information on cholera. Through the partnership, Push Mobile commits to support UNICEF and the Government’s social mobilization efforts on cholera. For a period of four months, the company will provide SMS push services to share information on cholera.
Survey shows sharp drop in childhood stunting in Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, 10 April 2015 – The results of a National Nutrition Survey released in Tanzania show that between 2010 and 2014, chronic malnutrition – stunting, or low height for age – among children under five in the country fell from 42 per cent to 35 per cent.
This publication provides an accessible guide to the lessons learned by the Chololo Ecovillage project, making a valuable and timely contribution to the growing body of knowledge and experience on climate change adaptation in Tanzania.
In 2013, Tanzania piloted a large-scale school distribution of LLINs to children in grades 1, 3, 5, 7 of primary school, and grades 2 and 4 of secondary school. From June to July 437,930 nets were delivered in three regions, through 2,302 schools. The pilot found that it is feasible to rapidly and equitably distribute large number of nets through the School Net Program to the community, and that school teachers play a pivotal role in mobilizing and organizing students during the issuing process.
Dar es Salaam, 22 January 2014 – The Government of Tanzania, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union (EU) Delegation to Tanzania, Save the Children International (SCI) and Plan International (PLAN) launched today a joint child protection initiative to end violence against children in Tanzania.
This study evaluated the General and Sector Budget Support operations undertaken in Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12.
This study has evaluated the General and Sector Budget Support operations undertaken in Tanzania from 2005/06 to 2011/12. These operations amount to a resource transfer of almost US$ 5,000 million - an annual average disbursement of US$ 694 million, some $16 per annum per head of the Tanzanian population, provided by 14 Development Partners.
“Good nutrition is the foundation for sustainable development, play your part” was the call made to all present during the launch of presidential call to action on nutrition on 16th May, 2013. His Excellency, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania was the guest of honor in the well-attended event held at Mnazi Mmoja grounds in Dar es Salaam.
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency, Dr Mrisho Jakaya Kikwete, will, on 13 May, inaugurate the IITA Science Building in Dar es Salaam.
President Kikwete will be the Guest of Honor. Other dignitaries at the event include the President of Zanzibar, His Excellency, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein; and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria and IITA Goodwill Ambassador. The event will also be graced by members of the diplomatic and donor community, the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the farming community.
• Adequate soil moisture supply experienced during the dekad enhanced crop growth generally approaching mid vegetative stage for most areas of the bimodal sector.
• Planting and final land preparations were the major farming activities over the unimodal sector.
Soil moisture conditions improved significantly during the dekad over some parts of the country with higher levels registered over Lake Victoria basin, western, and eastern parts of the country.
Land preparation and planting were the major activities occupying farmers over much of the country.
Stock-outs of malaria treatments at the health facility level in many sub-Saharan African countries have been a persistent problem for many years. A stock-out is the unavailability of medicine at the health facility. In Tanzania, 93 % of the population are at risk for malaria infection. The number of malaria cases is estimated to be 11 million resulting into 60-80 thousand deaths per year or 220 deaths per day in Tanzania alone.