A Brief Survey of the Agricultural Situation in Tanganyika

  • Hans Ruthenberg
Part of the Afrika-Studien book series (AFRIKA-STUDIEN, volume 2)


For the most part Tanganyika has a dry climate, heavier rains occurring in the northern and southern highlands and some local pockets. About one third of the country receives enough rainfall to support agriculture fairly adequately (95 per cent, or greater, rate of probability of 30 inches rainfall). Another third receives sufficient rain for bush and grass only (less than 85 per cent probability of 20 inches from October to May). The remaining third of the country falls somewhere between these two. It is considered marginal land, i.e. cultivation is possible, but the average yields are low and vary greatly from season to season 1.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1964

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