Tanzania Market Snapshot: Horticulture Value Chains and Potential for Solar Water Pump Technology

To characterise the market for solar water pumps, Efficiency for Access collected and analysed data from over 67 stakeholder interviews, 81 focus group discussions and 407 individual farmer surveys. This report reveals new market intelligence on irrigation technology and provides valuable insight for manufacturers, distributors, and other actors.

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This study unearths new market intelligence on irrigation patterns in the Tanzanian horticulture sector and fills important gaps on the adoption of solar irrigation technology. It provides actionable insights for actors looking to increase adoption of solar water pumps (SWPs) in Tanzania and beyond. Its contents include key characteristics of Tanzanian farms and farmers—including farm size, crops cultivated, sales, and irrigation technology used—and six individual farmer typologies, which may inform solar water pump design and marketing, as well as general market development efforts.