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Agribusiness / Food in Tanzania

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • Boost for Tanzania Cassava As Chinese Firm to Invest $1 Billion

    TANZANIA, 2017/01/17 Tanzania has signed a $1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialise cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets. Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China said they created an out-grower scheme that will ensure sufficient production of cassava for processing. The firm will as well establish an industrial park comprising of factories to produce cassava flour, cassava starch, animal feeds, organic fartilizer and paper pulp, starting with three regions of Mtwara, Lindi and Coast, according to firm's chairperson Dior Feng. "The next phase will include production of industrial sugar and ethanol," she said.
  • Tanzania: Improved Coffee Brings Change in Tarime

    TANZANIA, 2016/09/17 The introduction of improved coffee varieties and the technology of inter-cropping in Tarime District in Mara region has immensely contributed to increased farmers' incomes. The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) introduced improved coffee varieties and inter-cropping technology in the area to boost the gain of smallholder farmers. "The new improved coffee varieties are helpful. It has boosted our incomes. We presently can educate our children and meet other basic needs," 84-year-old Marwa Roswe, a coffee grower at Nyamwaga village said. "We have no problems of markets for selling our coffee and bananas.
  • Tanzania: Pass Guarantees 314 Billion/ - Loans to 380,000 Borrowers

    TANZANIA, 2016/08/06 In a bid to promote agricultural production in the country, the Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS) Trust has between 2007 and 2015 offered 314bn/- loan guarantee to farmers who sought credits from commercial banks. PASS, a facility established in 2000 to stimulate increase and investments in commercial agriculture and related sectors, was registered in 2007 as a non-profit and non-governmental organisation under the trustee incorporation Act, 2002.
  • Tanzania: Fish, Fruits, Tobacco Lift Local Export Price Index,

    TANZANIA, 2016/04/02 The increase in prices of fish and crustacean, edible fruits and tobacco contributed significantly to the rise of the in general export price index by 4 % to 125.3 in the quarter ended December last year. The sub-index for 'Fish and crustacean, mollusk and other aquatic invertebrate' which account for 9.5 % of the total weight increased to 122.4 in the quarter under review representing an increase of 1.2 % compared to 121.2 recorded in third quarter.
  • Tanzania: Sugar Board Denies 'Shortage'

    TANZANIA, 2016/03/08 Deceitful traders allegedly conspiring to create artificial sugar shortage in the country came under strong condemnation yesterday, with authorities describing them as economic saboteurs who deserve stern punitive measures. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and the Sugar Board of Tanzania (SBT), at different forums in Dar es Salaam, has assured the people of sufficient stock of the essential commodity, pleading with the public to volunteer any data that could lead to the arrest of all those who connive to hoard sugar. SBT Director General Henry Semwaza directed all major distributors at a press conference held in the city to urgently release all the stocked sugar to the market.
  • Where's the Farmer's Consent? G8 'New Alliance' Hurts Africa, Says Activists

    NIGERIA, 2015/06/06 From Nigeria to Tanzania and a lot of points in between, small-scale farmers say they have not been consulted at the same time as large agribusiness, working under the G8's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition come to push farmers off their land. Farmers in rural Bagamoyo district in Tanzania have been ordered off their land next EcoEnergy, a Swedish-owned company, leased additional than 20,000 hectares from the government to produce sugar cane. They were not consulted, says says Josephat Mshigati, the chief of programmes and policy for Action Aid in Tanzania.