Tanzania: 20 critical issues presented in the budget speech for the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

Table 1: Milk Production and Processing

Category2022/20232023/2024Percentage Increase
Milk Production3.60 billion liters3.97 billion liters10.3%
Milk Processed77.90 million liters81.80 million liters5.01%
Unprocessed Milk3.52 billion liters (97.8% of production)3.89 billion liters (97.9% of production)10.5%
Collection Centers246 centers258 centers4.9%
Milk Collected71.80 million liters93.40 million liters30.1%

Source: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Budget Speech 2024 ​​.

Table 2: Meat Production by Type (2022/2023 vs 2023/2024)

Type of Meat2022/2023 (Tons)2023/2024 (Tons)Percentage Increase
Goat Meat91,893.8134,403.3546.3%
Sheep Meat21,888.0528,290.0029.3%
Chicken Meat96,915.6132,442.2836.7%

Source: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Budget Speech 2024 ​​.

Table 3: Livestock Numbers (2019 – 2023)

Type of Livestock20192020202120222023

Source: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Budget Speech 2024 ​​.

Table 4: Fish Production by Water Body (2023/2024)

Water BodyFishermenVesselsWeight (Tons)Value (TZS)Percentage Contribution
Lake Victoria102,77931,074265,4121,822,962,90161.84%
Lake Tanganyika29,57111,96378,130536,630,63218.21%
Lake Nyasa5,5502,63210,34171,025,5572.41%
Lake Rukwa3,4281,7865,08234,903,5501.18%
Mtera Dam1,7389985,27536,227,7361.23%
Nyumba ya Mungu Dam7834325,62038,599,0221.31%
Coastal Waters53,0359,24257,590395,553,24113.42%

Source: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Budget Speech 2024 ​​.

Table 5: Revenue Collection (2023/2024)

Revenue SourceAnnual Estimate (TZS)Actual Collection (TZS)Efficiency (%)
Export Fee415,957,500322,040,63677.42%
Veterinary Charges13,607,000,0008,705,162,500.6463.98%
Compound Fee350,000,000258,617,744.8873.89%
AHMP Fees225,000,000202,898,585.0590.18%
Livestock Movement Permit16,025,000,0006,685,211,560.6341.72%
Livestock Market Fees8,757,444,5355,391,307,477.2261.56%
Sale of Semen and Liquid Nitrogen908,199,322224,093,600.0024.67%
Sale of Heifers1,513,665,536726,374,175.0047.99%
Sale of Seeds and Hay302,733,10770,537,850.0023.30%

Source: Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Budget Speech 2024 ​​.

1. Increase in Milk Production

The budget highlighted a significant increase in milk production from 3.60 billion liters in 2022/2023 to 3.97 billion liters in 2023/2024, representing a 10.3% growth. This increase is attributed to improved dairy farming practices and enhanced extension services​​.

2. Enhanced Milk Processing

Processed milk volumes rose from 77.90 million liters to 81.80 million liters, showing a 5.01% increase. This improvement is due to investments in processing facilities and better market linkages​​.

3. Expansion of Milk Collection Centers

The number of milk collection centers increased from 246 to 258, enhancing the infrastructure for milk collection and reducing post-harvest losses​​.

4. Boost in Meat Production

Meat production grew from 803,264.3 tons in 2022/2023 to 963,856.55 tons in 2023/2024, a 16.7% increase. This growth is driven by better livestock management and market expansion​​.

5. Improvement in Animal Health Services

A total of 616,070,986 doses were used to vaccinate livestock against 13 priority diseases by April 2024, reducing disease incidence and improving livestock productivity​​.

6. Increased Production of Animal Feed

Production of processed animal feed increased from 1.58 million tons to 1.88 million tons, addressing the growing demand for quality feed and supporting livestock productivity​​.

7. Expansion of Artificial Insemination Services

The budget emphasized the enhancement of artificial insemination services, with 178 inseminators trained to provide these services, aiming to improve livestock breeds and productivity​​.

8. Development of Livestock Breeding

The government plans to distribute 60 Brahman bulls to livestock groups and build the capacity of local authorities to provide insemination services, aiming to improve livestock genetics​​.

9. Support for Fisheries Sector

Investments in the fisheries sector included the rehabilitation of the Moa fish market and the installation of three ice-making machines to enhance the quality and reduce post-harvest losses of fish products​​.

10. Promotion of Fish Farming

The government continued to support fish farming by providing concessional loans for fish farming equipment and inputs, constructing demonstration farms, and distributing 270 fish cages​​.

11. Strengthening Fishery Management

Training was provided to 1,328 members of Community Fisheries Management Groups on resource management, conflict resolution, leadership, and financial management​​.

12. Enhancing Animal Welfare

The budget included measures to improve animal welfare, such as the establishment of the Nsimbo Livestock Research Center and the appointment of animal welfare inspectors​​.

13. Boosting School Milk Programs

The government plans to continue enhancing the School Milk Program to improve children’s nutrition and stimulate demand for dairy products​​.

14. Investment in Livestock Infrastructure

The budget allocated funds for the development of a livestock guest house in Mkata Ranch, improving essential livestock infrastructure such as feed, water, and extension services​​.

15. Addressing Climate Change

The budget includes initiatives to mitigate climate change impacts, such as improving livestock breeds, enhancing pasture availability, and controlling livestock diseases​​.

16. Strengthening Veterinary Services

The budget emphasized enhancing veterinary services, including establishing regulations and appointing veterinary officers at regional and district levels​​.

17. Improving Fishery Infrastructure

Plans to complete the construction of the Kilwa Masoko fishing port and other fish markets and landings to support the fisheries sector were outlined​​.

18. Promoting Private Sector Investment

The budget encourages private sector investment in livestock and fisheries by identifying new investment areas and linking farmers and fishers with financial institutions​​.

19. Enhancing Quality Control

The government continues to improve the quality and safety of fish products by providing modern equipment and infrastructure for fish processing and preservation​​.

20. Training and Capacity Building

The budget includes ongoing training and capacity building for stakeholders in the livestock and fisheries sectors to enhance productivity and sustainability​​.

Here is the full budget speech-

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