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Tanzania Agricultural Ministry to Partner With TOAM towards Organic Farming

Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM) is planning to hold their second National Ecological Organic Agriculture Conference in October this year, in partnership with the government through the Ministry of Agriculture. The conference, which will be held in Dodoma and will attract over 300 people from Tanzania and beyond, will, among other things, enhance public awareness about the relevance of organic farming in further endeavours to.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th July 2021

The UK-Kenya Free Trade Agreement has been welcomed by the Agriculture Sector Network.

The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, a Kenyan umbrella organisation for the agriculture sector, has praised the newly ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and the United Kingdom, saying it will help enhance economic development and job creation. Kenyan major agricultural exports to the UK, like as vegetables, fruits, flowers, coffee, and tea, now have tariff-free market access. Kenyan vegetable exports account for.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th July 2021

KALRO and the EU financed MARKUP in Kenya with the promotion of new agricultural technologies

In order to improve quality and safety standards on export markets, the Kenya Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the European Union (EU) financed the Market Access Upgrade Programme (MARKUP) have launched a new agriculture technology to reproduce macadamia and passion fruit-free, high-induction crop crop material. A phytologist at the KALRO Center for Macadamia, Antony Nyaga, said that the need for exceptional nuts became ever more.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st July 2021

The Government of Tanzania lists priorities to encourage agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture has identified seven areas where the government will focus in the 2021/22 fiscal year to support the major economic sector's growth. Research, seed development, and extension services are among them. Others include expanding the area of land available for irrigation farming, boosting agricultural crop markets, providing access to low-cost agricultural loans, and improving pest and crop disease.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 1st July 2021

Tripling Annual Cashew Output achievable for Tanzania

According to the Tanzanian Agricultural Research Institute (Tari), the country's goal of tripling cashew nut production to 1.0 million tonnes per year is feasible. Tari said the government's goal of making the country a leading global cashew nut producer was achievable because new seeds and cultivation methods were promising. Tari, which has produced 54 disease-resistant and high-yield seeds, claims that new cultivation areas have.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th May 2021

CDA completes the first phase of its $30.3 million irrigation scheme in Taita Taveta, Kenya

The Coast Development Authority (CDA) in Kenya's Taita Taveta County is completing the first phase of an ongoing irrigation and drought mitigation project. The new facilities are expected to enable at least 100 smallholder farmers in the Nakuruto and Challa areas to resume their operations. Farmers in Kenya's Taita Taveta County now have irrigation systems to help them recover their crops after a long period of drought caused by a lack of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th May 2021

The Co-op Bank has secured $10 million in funding to lend to agribusinesses

The eco.business Fund, an impact investment sub-fund for Sub-Saharan Africa, has given $10 million to Co-operative Bank for on-lending to sustainable agribusinesses. The fund's first investment in Kenya provides much-needed funding to businesses looking to improve sustainable agricultural practises, which is especially necessary given the difficult operating environment generated by the Covid-19 crisis. Co-operative Bank CEO Gideon.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th April 2021

TADB providing credit to farmers through SCGS

Tanzania's Agricultural Development Bank effectively administers its Smallholder Credit Guarantee Scheme (SCGS)  through the Market Infrastructure Value Addition and Rural Finance (MIVARF) programme. SCGS is designed to support the bank's strategic goal of increasing smallholder farmers' access to low-interest loans and other affordable terms. The scheme is supported by the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th April 2021

Kalro receives Sh300,000 in EU funding to improve food security

The European Union has given the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization Sh300 million to help with food security. The funds will also be used to expand research and the use of climate-smart technology in the fight against climate change. The AgriFI Kenya Climate Smart Agricultural Productivity Project will introduce the five-year programme. The sub-grants would help at least 19 groups of farmers along the coastal.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 30th March 2021

Ethiopia plans to use iodine to transform clouds into rain.

Ethiopia's government intends to use iodine-based cloud collection technology to increase agricultural production and achieve food self-sufficiency. According to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, a group of experts will use the technology in the coming two months to collect clouds and turn rainfall. He commented on the future of Ethiopia's tourist attraction in the southern part of the country during a meeting with its ministers in Koisha. In.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 29th March 2021

Kenyan chamber of commerce enhance bilateral relations in Sharjah

The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) have explored ways to work together to open a representative office for the KNCCI in the emirate in order to strengthen bilateral relations and support the two countries' business communities. This happened during a meeting between the SCCI and its President Richard Nagatia of the renowned KNCCI delegation. The delegation also.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th March 2021

New plan designed to boost insurance coverage for agriculture in Tanzania

The government has devised a five-year strategy to entice insurance firms to join the agriculture industry. The Tanzania Insurance Regulatory Authority's (Tira) proposal comes amid insurance companies' reluctance to venture into agriculture, despite the sector's enormous potential, which accounts for about 28% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to Tira data, only five of Tanzania's 26 insurance companies provide.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 4th March 2021



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