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Tanzania: Improved Irrigation to Unlock Potential in Agriculture

Tanzania has irrigation potential area of 29.4 million hectares whereby 2.3 million hectares is of high potential, 4.8 million hectares is of medium potential and 22.3 million hectares is of low potential. Out of this potential area 461,326 hectares equivalent to 1.6% of the area under irrigation has been developed and contributes 24% of the national food requirement as of June 2017.

According to the Commission, the current area under irrigation comprises of 2,418 irrigation schemes distributed across the country of which 124 are fully operational and provided with some basic irrigation infrastructures while the remaining 2,294 comprises incomplete and deteriorated irrigation infrastructures including traditional irrigation schemes characterized with temporary irrigation infrastructures and hence low water and crop productivity.

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