CountrySTAT Tanzania Appoints New National coordinator


Mr. Basike Mteleka, National Coordinator, CountrySTAT-Tanzania

Mr. Basike Mteleka was recently appointed national coordinator of CountrySTAT Tanzania. Mr. Mteleka replaces the former National CountrySTAT Coordinator Ms. Joyce Urassa. 
Before this appointment, Mr. Mteleka was a Statistician  at the National Bureau of Statistics, Mr. Mteleka reiterates his commitment to take forward the good lessons from his successor. 

Outlining his priority areas, Mr. Mteleka said that much as the CountrySTAT database has important information, there is a need for such information to be widely known and used by stakeholders in the agriculture sector.

 He further said, the task to populate data costs money and time, these efforts and investment will be a waste if the database is not effectively used to address the challenges of poverty, food insecurity and climate change.

There is a need therefore to make CountrySTAT known to all agricultural sector stakeholders by organizing various communication campaigns and seminars. This is an equally important assignment which has to go hand in hand with other tasks geared towards improving the quality of data.



Details

United Republic of Tanzania


LAND (1000 ha)

35500

Agricultural

59230

Non-Agricultural

37%


PRODUCTION (1000 tonnes)

P1

Maize

P2

Cassava

P3

Banana

P4

Sugar cane


LOCATION


CURRENCY

Tanzanian shilling

(TZS)


Food & Agriculture

Organization of the

United Nations