Replies from appropriate scientists in Tanzania to a questionnaire on research activity and needs in 25 agrometeorological subjects are examined. Subjects at present receiving the most coverage are agricultural botany, rainfall statistics and planting dates, and the water requirements of crops. The most important subjects for Tanzanian conditions are thought to be crop yield forecasting, rainfall statistics, and water requirements, but ten other fields are also considered important. Some of these are not yet receiving adequate coverage, and those which are thought to be most in need of outside assistance and advice are water requirements of crops, rainfall statistics, crop yield forecasting, data handling and crop physiology. Reasons for appearance of subjects under the headings low coverage and/or unimportant or least important are suggested. © 1979.
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