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Maize shortage to end in one month, expect surplus — Bett

 Agriculture CS Willy Bett yesterday assured Kenyans that the maize shortage in the local market will be a thing of the past by the end of August.   Bett said there will be a surplus of maize following imports from the East African Community — mainly Tanzania and Uganda.   “We’ve consistently imported maize from global market segments to contain the acute shortage of the commodity, following the effects of.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

ACGG to boost food security via rural farming

 The African Chicken Genetic Gain (ACGG) has said it is set to enhance food security through rural farming.   The Project Leader, ACGG, Prof. Funso Sonaiya, said this would be achieved through the transformation of smallholder chicken production into commercially viable enterprise with private sector engagement that could empower rural women, increase income and nutrition of their families.   He said this would be achieved.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania: Love Letters to Tanzania - Beans or Beef for Dinner Tonight?

 Hearing young people thoughtfully articulate their visions for a better future is a wonderfully uplifting aspect of teaching. Recently, I had the pleasure of assessing students' persuasive speaking skills as they presented on a range of environmental issues.   When a student began to speak in favour of vegetarianism, her words fell on fertile ground and ruined my dinner plans - partially because she is a gifted orator, and partially.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

IITA reaffirms its commitment to transforming Africa’s agriculture as it marks its 50th Anniversary

 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has vowed to redouble its efforts to transform Africa’s agriculture. This was expressed by IITA Director for Eastern Africa Dr Victor Manyong at a ceremony organized at the Institute’s Eastern Africa hub offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, recently to mark its 50th anniversary.   Dr Manyong assured guests at the event who included partners, beneficiaries, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Tanzania to exterminate quelea birds to save rice

  Tanzania plans to conduct an aerial bird control operation at Ndung'u Irrigation Scheme in the country's northern district of Same in an effort to wipe out quelea birds in the area.   Rosemary Sitaki, Same District Commissioner, said that the aircraft has been leased from the Desert Locust Control Organization for East Africa (DLCO-EA).   The aircraft will be used to spray the birds' roosters and feeding grounds with an.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 19th July 2017

Agriculture is Tanzania’s economy mainstay, contributing USD 13.9bn to its GDP

With its land and water resources, motivated agricultural entrepreneurs, and access to international markets through a major port, Tanzania has excellent potential for agriculture-led economic growth. Furthermore, women account for 70 percent of those employed in the sector, allowing them to participate along the entire value chain and empowering them as beneficiaries. Tanzania’s climate is favorable for a variety of crops—and with.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th June 2017

Tanzania: Spray Drones Providing Efficient Pesticide Dispersal

Guangzhou — Chinese firm Dajiang Innovation, popular known as DJI, recently launched its first agricultural aerial system, the Agras MG-1, operated as a drone, is now geared at providing cheaper crop spraying, also billed to become safer and more efficient. The company plans to supply the drone to local farmers to help ease their farm work, notably to minimize human labour and the cost of production.   The firm's communications.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 2nd May 2017

Tanzania: Grape Farming Receives Boost from PASS Loan

Elias Mgwabi prunes grape plants on his vineyard at Mtitaa Village in Bahi District, Dodoma Region.   AT Mtitaa Village in Bahi District, Dodoma Region, a middle- aged farmer Elias Mgwabi and his labourers are trimming down branches from grape plants as fruits begin to grow on his 12-acre vineyard.   The vineyard has become a model farm in the country's major grape growing region, attracting other grape growers to visit and learn.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 29th April 2017

Kenya: EADP, German Lender Agree $13 Million Credit Deal to Boost Agriculture Sector

Hurdles of Kenyan farmers, organisations as well as small and medium sized enterprises in the agriculture value chain in accessing credit are set to ease with the signing of a €13 million ($13.8 million) financing agreement between German lender KfW and the East African Development Bank .   The lender will provide medium to long term loans.   The agreement targets the "Agricultural Financing Kenya" project which is.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 28th April 2017

Tanzania: Social Funds to Create 25 New Industries, Generate Over 300,000 Jobs

Morogoro — Social security funds plan to establish at least 25 industries countrywide and create over 300,000 jobs for Tanzanians, the government declared here yesterday.   The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and People with Disabilities, Ms Jenista Mhagama, said the government was determined to achieve the industrial based economy through serious public and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th April 2017

Kenya: American Roasters to Increase Coffee Imports by 25 Percent

American roasters are expected to raise coffee purchases from Kenya by a quarter to Sh3.5 billion annually after the country showcased its produce in the ongoing symposium in Seattle, US.   Coffee Directorate made a pitch for Kenya's specialty coffee during the exhibition to have the US, which pays a premium price for the commodity, increase its uptake 25 per cent.   America buys seven per cent of Kenya's annual export of 46,000.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 26th April 2017

Ethiopia's poultry giants: From $3,500 start-up now hitting $1.6m in sales

The high demand for poultry in Ethiopia is shaping the lives of a group of friends who came together in 2010 to start a poultry farm. In the capital Addis Ababa, Friendship Agroindustry is now the second largest supplier of chicken and other poultry products. The company was started after they put their personal savings together and took a loan of 3,500 US dollars as capital. In seven years, the business has grown.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 22nd April 2017



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