ADDA Country Manager: Ove Gejl Christensen
Tanzania, officially the United Republic Tanzania is a democratic federal republic located on the east coast of Africa. Tanzania borders to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique as well as the Indian Ocean.
Tanzania covers 947,303 km2 – approx. 22 times larger than Denmark. The country’s geography is one of the most varied and unique in the world and contains Africa’s highest point, Kilimanjaro, as well as lakes, mountains and many nature reserves.
The climate in Tanzania varies from hot and humid along the coast to more temperate climates in the higher center of the country. Tanzania has two rainy seasons, one long and heavy from March to May, and a shorter, lighter one from November to January.
Tanzania’s population is over 57 million and consists of more than 130 different tribes. Some tribes are very large and widespread throughout the country, while others are very small and can consist of less than 1,000 people. The largest tribe is the “Sukuma”, which has more than 5.5 million members. 95 percent of the population is Bantu.
ADDA works with poor smallholder farmers in the Songwe and Dodoma regions of southern and central Tanzania.