Las patatas fueron introducidas en Tanzania en la década de 1920 por estaciones misioneras alemanas en las tierras altas del sur de Tanzania (entonces la colonia alemana de Tanganyika), donde los agricultores locales comenzaron a cultivarlas en pequeños huertos.

Es probable que otras variedades fueran introducidas a través de Kenia y Malawi, ya que los agricultores designan las variedades locales más antiguas con los nombres de estos países, lo que permitió a los agricultores trasladar sus cultivos a altitudes superiores.
Estadísticas Agricolas Tanzania
Potato Production in 2017 :1749210.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :211927.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Yield in 2017 :82538.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :4244370.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :800057.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :53051.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2014 :1738020.00tonnesOfficial data
Estadísticas de Consumo Tanzania
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:46.63kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2013:22.09kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:45.36kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2012:12.95kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:45.19kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:19.78kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:42.31kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
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