EPAR Research Brief #179
Mon, 07/23/2012
Rico Natali
Alexander Chew
Amy Pennington
Karina Derksen-Schrock
C. Leigh Anderson
Mary Kay Gugerty

This brief presents our analysis of agricultural input usage in Tanzania using data from the 2008/2009 wave of the Tanzania National Panel Survey (TZNPS), part of the Living Standards Measurement Study – Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA). We find that a minority of farmers used inputs during the survey period, with 45% of farmers using at least one of inorganic or organic fertilizer, persticides, herbicides, or fungicides, or improved variety seed. A separate appendix includes details on our analyses.


The other reports in our series analyzing data from the 2008-2009 wave of the TZNPS include:

Type of Research: 
Data Analysis
Research Topic Category: 
Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods
Agricultural Inputs & Farm Management
Geographic focus: 
East Africa Region and Selected Countries

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