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Coffee is one of Tanzania’s primary agricultural export crop representing about 5% percent of total exports, 24% of traditional cash crops and generating export earnings averaging
$100 million per year over the last 30 years (about $145 million in 2011). More than 90% of Tanzanian coffee originates from smallholder farmers. The industry provides direct income to more than 400,000 farmer families and benefits indirectly the livelihoods of 2.4 million Tanzanians.
Tanzania is endowed with abundant land with appropriate altitude, temperature, rainfall and soil suitable for high quality Arabica and Robusta production. The major Arabica growing regions are Kilimanjaro/Arusha, Mbeya, and Mbinga/Ruvuma. Robusta is mainly produced in the Kagera region. Other growing regions include Tanga, Iringa, Morogoro, Kigoma, Manyara, Mwanza, Rukwa and Mara.
The main export destinations for Tanzania’s coffee are Japan, Italy, United States, Germany, Belgium and Finland. Tanzania also exports soluble coffee that is manufactured at a plant in Bukoba for its neighboring countries.
Gender Gap Index 2016