Tanzania sunflower

At more than ten times the size of Ireland and with an estimated population of 47m, Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa. The Tanzanian economy has grown considerably during the last ten years and poverty rates have declined but the pace and depth of poverty reduction means that not everyone has benefited.

Irish Aid is working closely with the Tanzanian government and a range of non-governmental organisations to ensure that rural poor households, in particular women and children, earn enough to sustain and feed their families, are better nourished and live longer healthier lives.

Local updates

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Food and income security through Climate Smart Agriculture

11 February 2021

Irish Aid partner Musika implements a nitrition project that aims to reduce stunting through the promotion of crop production, processing and consumption of diversified food commodities. Musika links smallholder farmers like Justine Kazunga (photo) to agri-food companies.

New Climate Change and Development Learning Platform website launch

The new website design puts climate action up front and centre. Also the other principle objectives of 'A Better World' i.e. Gender Equality, Governance and Reducing Humanitarian Need are emphasised.

Sam sharing the case study results

Sharing Results from the Climate change case study

13 September 2017

The results of the climate change case study were shared today with a wide range of stakeholders in Lusaka, ranging from Government, civil society organisations and the cooperating partners. It generated a lot of interest.


Key Zambia resources


Understanding local climate priorities: applying a gender and generation focus


Principles of Locally Led Adaptation


climate ket sheet biodiversity


Climate Key Sheet Governance


Climate Key Sheet Drylands


Agriculture, nature conservation or both? Managing trade-offs and synergies in sub-Saharan Africa