Leveraging UNFCCC Agriculture Support Mechanisms to Tackle Climate Change.

    Agricultural sector in Tanzania is vital to the success of the economy, accounting for 25% of GDP and 24% of exports. Nearly 75-80% of Tanzanians earn their living through smallholder agriculture, making it important to mainstream climate change adaptation measures within agricultural development strategies.

    The average annual temperature in Tanzania has increased by 1.0ºC since 1960 and is projected to increase by 1.0ºC to 2.7ºC by the 2060s. In the last 40 years Tanzania has experienced severe and recurring droughts with devastating effects to water and energy and most importantly the agricultural sector. Currently, more than 70% of all natural disasters in Tanzania are climate change related and are linked to recurrent droughts and floods.

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