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Tanzania is a democratic republic on the coast of East Africa with a population of 46 million people. The country’s political stability, sound macroeconomic management, and natural resources all contribute to its potential for sustained growth. Expansion in tourism, mining, trade and communications has contributed to overall economic growth, which has averaged 7 percent per year over the last decade. Still, many Tanzanians are unable to meet their basic needs.
Poverty and food insecurity are the main drivers of chronic undernutrition in Tanzania. Chronic undernutrition is the greatest contributor to under-5
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The Government of Tanzania is showing strong dedication to improving agriculture-led growth and scaling up nutrition. These commitments are demonstrated through the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania to increase private sector investment and the launch of the National Nutrition Strategy in 2011.
Tanzania was also one of the first African countries to join the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.
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Browse the resources below for more on our food security and nutrition activities in Tanzania.
Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program Compact
Feed the Future fact sheet
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program
New Alliance Country Cooperation Framework