M a r k e t N e w s

Tanzania Partners With Japan Agency To Launch A 12-Year Plan To Boost Rice Production

Posted on : Saturday , 11th May 2019

Tanzania government in partnership with the World Bank, Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a 12-year plan that seeks to boost rice production.

Dubbed as ‘The National Rice Development Strategy Programme’ the initiative is part of the Coalition for African Rice Development aimed at feeding East Africa and forestall a food crisis in the region.

Mathew Mtingumwe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture said the programme is aimed at raising annual rice production from 2.2 million tonnes to 4.5 million tonnes to meet local demand and export to neighbouring countries.

“We will benefit by getting funds from World Bank (WB), African Development Bank (AfDB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support agriculture development including rice production,” he noted.

JICA representative, Fumihiko Suzuki said the agency has for years been promoting irrigation development, irrigation human resource development as well as dissemination of paddy and upland rice cultivation technology in the country.

He assured that JICA was well organised in various agricultural aspects, adding that within the agency there were a good number of agricultural experts to help Tanzania attain its goal.

Tanzania’s main food crops include maize, rice, sorghum, millet, legumes, roots and tubers, horticultural crops and coconut – largely produced by smallholder farmers with maize and rice being the important staple food crops in the country’s food basket.

Grown by about 2 million farmers in Tanzania, the country’s rice demand reached 2.05 million tonnes in 2018 and it is projected to increase by 2.9 per cent during the next five years to 2.27 million tonnes.

According to an East African report, crop production in Tanzania has been slowly climing upwards to improve its growth they have been recommended agricultural production practices and use of fertilisers.

The Ministry of Agriculture is now wooing new rice growers through technical and training support from the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO).

Counting below average rains and drought, Tanzania stands among African countries south of the Sahara facing a food crisis with a sharp rise in prices for cereals mostly in its northern, western and southern agricultural regions.

Looking to develop and boost agricultural production, Tanzania has sought Israel’s support in training in modern farming technology and agribusiness investments.

Source : African Timez
-->
Featured Companies
  • Fasa | Packaging machinery and solutions
  • /
  • Rasna soft drink and beverages
  • TITAN Containers A/S

Complete List  

Advertisers in previous issue:

  • Rich Holding International is a China based international trading company with an expertise in food industry.
  • Packing Materials & Machines, Packing  Materials & Machines manufacturer.
  • Complete processing lines for Food Industry.
  • Postharvest international directory of suppliers. Equipments, materials & services. Fruits, vegetable & ornamentals.
  •  More than 30000 food and non-food references delivered anywhere in the world.
  • Wide Range of Food Products.
  • We Can Help You Find the Right customers for our Equipment, chemicals, ingredients, Packaging 7 Services in Africa.
  • Supermarket Shelving,Freezers,Chillers;Trolleys;Weiching Scales;Cash Registers Labelling Machines;etc.
  • Industrial Dynamics / filtec has been a leading innovator in the filed of inspection and laser coding equipment
  • Veendeep Oiltek is one of India
  • Symega is a reliable producer of food ingredients and has supplied to many of the finest food processors in different parts of the world.
  • Hotel and restaurent
  • Immediately following WWII, Pan American World Airways had a vision of mass civilian international business and leisure air travel and so began trailblazing its way across the skies of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Thus came
  • VAPA Burners established in 1960, is the pioneer in manufacturing gas fired infrared burners in Lebanon.
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Gateway to Global Food B2B Marketplace
  • The company was established since 1976Group of Companies, one of Ghazi and OlayanThe company is located in the schwing and this region is very rich in fruit trees of all varieties because of its mild climate
  • Delta Food produces tomato paste and milk powder in different packaging and in different concentration.
  • OASIS is a subsidiary of OASIS International. The OASIS brand is the recognized worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of bottled and pressure water coolers.
  • Bag Snacks registered since 1987 a constant growth, managing to position itself in Italy just below the major leaders of the sector.
  • Wide Range of Kitchen Equipments.
  •  The company started in 1987 and is today one of the largest privately owned companies supplying containers for a multitude of applications.
  •  Alexform is the leading manufacturer of cold rolled steel profiles, offering both quality products and reliable service to its customers via the most advanced production facilities in Egypt.
  • Afronutri Ltd is an intermediary supplier of end consumer baby food   products selling directly to retails and wholesalers as well as hospitals and pharmacies.
  • Sonarome has supplied customers with quality flavours and fragrances.
Afrotrade International Marketing, Tel: +971-50-6285684
© 1998-2019 Afrotrade