Vital Signs Tanzania Collects and Integrates Data on Agriculture, Ecosystems and Human Well-Being.

 

Feeding the growing world population will require an estimated 70-100% increase in food production, but agricultural activities are impacting ecosystems – and the benefits they provide for people – more than ever before. There is an urgent need for better data and risk management tools to guide agricultural development decisions, ensuring that they protect both people and nature.

 

The Tanzania Forest Conservation Group is implementing Vital Signs in Tanzania, in partnership with the National Bureau of Statistics. Vital Signs Tanzania works throughout the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), and the Vital Signs field team collects and integrates data on agricultural management and productivity, ecosystems and human well-being. Vital Signs Tanzania is based in Morogoro, Tanzania.

 

Vital Signs Tanzania provides near real-time data and diagnostic tools to leaders in Tanzania and around the world to help inform agricultural decisions and monitor their outcomes. It fills a critical need for integrated measurements of agriculture, ecosystem services and human well-being.

 

Vital Signs Tanzania is part of Vital Signs, a global monitoring system that was launched with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is led by Conservation International in partnership with the Earth Institute, Columbia University and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa.