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East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS — TANZANIA (Kilembe, Caroline / Thomas, Timothy S. / Waithaka, Michael / Kyotalimye, Miriam / Tumbo, Siza IFPRI)

The sustainable development strategies of the Tanzanian government’s National Development Vision 2025 emphasize agriculture and food security as the keys to poverty alleviation. Maize is the country’s most important staple, followed by sorghum, rice, beans, and cassava. More than 70 percent of adults are literate. The malnutrition rate for children under five years was about 15 percent in 2010. Warmer temperatures and high levels of rainfall have been linked to the rising incidence of malaria and cholera. In primarily rural areas where residents are dependent on agriculture, poverty rates are as high as 95 percent, implying high levels of vulnerability.

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Created Date: 05-11-2015
Last Updated Date: 30-11-2015
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