Tanzania’s reliance on rain-fed agriculture and its major city’s coastal location make the country vulnerable to droughts and flooding. To improve resilience in risk-prone areas, the Government of Tanzania is working with the public and private sector to improve access to resources.
Tanzania is vulnerable to droughts and flooding, which are likely to intensify as a result of global climate change. Dar es Salaam, one of Africa’s fastest-growing cities, sits in a flood-prone coastal area, and its informal settlements are particularly vulnerable to flooding. In addition, most Tanzanians rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, yet most agricultural activity is small-scale and rain-fed, leaving it vulnerable to climate, weather and pest-related shocks.
The Government of Tanzania is working with local communities, the private sector and international donors to restore vulnerable flood-prone areas of Dar es Salaam and protect them from future flooding. Resilience efforts also aim to strengthen the agricultural sector through improved access to:
- Agricultural inputs.
- Early warning systems.
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