The field research under the AgriDiet project was completed in September 2015. The analysis is ongoing and the research findings will continue to be added to this site.

The AgriDiet site will also continue to provide updates on the latest research findings relating to agriculture and nutrition in Ethiopia and Tanzania via ELDIS

Tanzania Research


Welcome to the Tanzania page of the AgriDiet project. This section contains information on the various Tanzanian activities of the project, including the field research in the local sites. This part of the website will be updated by the PhD researchers and supervisors conducting their fieldwork in each location.

Information on each locality will be posted once the sites have been selected. Field updates, including progress reports and pictures will be made available throughout the course of the project.

  • Initial Stakeholder Platform Workshops in Ethiopia and Tanzania

    The first AgriDiet stakeholder platform workshops were held in Addis Ababa on 28 February, 2013 and Dar Es Salaam on 4 March, 2013. Both were attended by a wide range of stakeholders, including government departments, Presidents’ office, FAO, World Bank, international and local NGOs, Embassy staff and university researchers. These initial workshops clearly highlighted the […]

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  • ICTs and National Agricultural Research Systems – The case of Tanzania

    The current research and extension system in Tanzania is mainly public funded, although decentralizing and rightsizing the research establishment have relieved the government’s budget strain through complete privatization of major cash crops. Decentralization has put extension under local government authorities to enhance greater client participation in Technology Development and Transfer (TDT) and making these processes […]

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  • Iron supplementation in early childhood: health benefits and risks

    The prevalence of iron deficiency among infants and young children living in developing countries is high.  This article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reviewed 26 randomised controlled trials of preventive, oral iron supplementation in young children (aged 0–59 mo) living in developing countries to ascertain the associated health benefits and risks. The outcomes […]

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  • Focus on… A green revolution for Africa

    Forty years after the Asian Green Revolution , the spotlight has now turned on African agriculture. Increasing attention is being paid to the need for greater investment in African agriculture and key organisations are pushing for a New Green Revolution in Africa. In this edition of New Agriculturist, a range of authors review a different […]

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