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106. The millenium villages project - a new approach to ending rural poverty in Africa?
  Wednesday, February 14, 2007  by Admin
  The Millennium Villages Project is an initiative developed by a team of scientists aimed to provide successful evidence of how to achieve the Millenium Development Goals by using a bottom up approach to lifting developing country villages out of the poverty trap. Tanzania is one the selected countries that cover the principal agro-ecological zones and farming systems in Africa.
 
107. Smallhoder farmers in spontaneous move for an apex national body
  Wednesday, February 14, 2007  by Admin
  Over 24,000 smallholder farmers in at least six regions countrywide have expressed their desire to form an association of farmers at national level. This is due to certain problems that have been occurring due to having no forum or communication network amongst them to address their problems. According to the Dai-Pesa association advisor, more than 10 associations comprising over 190 groups, including more than 24,000 members from different parts of the country have expressed their desire to form one association to cater for their interests.
 
108. Farmers using sms in Africa
  Monday, February 12, 2007  by Admin
  Internet trading platform enables farmers and traders in agricultural commodities in Africa to conduct business through the use of sms. Potential buyers looking for a specific commodity only need to compose an SMS phones message stating the code of the commodity in question and the country from which they want the results.
 
109. Pastoralism: drylands’ invisible asset? Developing a framework for assessing the value of pastoralism in East Africa
  Thursday, February 01, 2007  by Admin
  Pastoral land is shrinking and with it the opportunities for pastoral people to make a viable living. Is replacing pastoral access to prime grazing land with alternative commercial land use a rational and efficient decision? This paper argues that pastoralism does make a significant contribution to society and that, with better understanding, planning and data collection, its value can be demonstrated.
 
110. Decision Support Tools for Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  Wednesday, January 31, 2007  by Admin
  With an increase in the number of people chronically hungry, advances in African agricultural research and development (R&D) are needed. This will require investments and increased efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural R&D. Access to information and communication technology (ICT) is rapidly increasing in many African countries and provides tremendous opportunities to accelerate their economic growth and development through the enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of R&D.
 
111. Small-holder farmers pitted against investor
  Tuesday, January 30, 2007  by Admin
  A row is simmering between 7,500 farmers under the Kapunga rice project in Mbeya and an investor, Export Trading Company, over the eviction of teachers from the area and the hiking of leasing fee for rice plots.
 
112. Tanzania - Germany commits Euro 2.8million for projects
  Tuesday, January 30, 2007  by Admin
  The Government of Germany has committed €2.8 million to support food security, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in Afghanistan, Kenya and Tanzania, under two agreements signed today with FAO. A second German-funded project aims to improve food security in Kenya and Tanzania through the promotion of conservation agriculture.
 
113. Irrigation farming registers progress
  Tuesday, January 09, 2007  by Admin
  The latest country's economic survey has revealed that irrigation farming in Tanzania is progressing due to sound policies and programmes.
"There is a drastic improvement in irrigation farming triggered by development of irrigation schemes, construction of irrigation dams, and rain-haverst irrigation schemes," the economic report for 2005 says.
 
114. Tanzania to Benefit From $19.7m ADB Loan to SADC Nations
  Tuesday, January 09, 2007  by Admin
  Tanzania is among five member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to benefit from a grant totaling $19.7 million extended by the African Development Bank (ADB) in support of animal disease control.
 
115. The Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction: Case Study of Cotton and Textile Sector in Tanzania
  Friday, December 08, 2006  by Admin
  Has the process of trade liberalization caused poverty, or has it contributed to its alleviation? This report carries the analysis of how the distributional impact of trade liberalization has affected some sectors in Tanzania, with focus on the impact of the labour market. The case study looks at the impact of international trade as a combined outcome of three forces: trade barriers, infrastructure, and institutional factors; the labour demand effects and the labour supply effects.
 
116. Assuring food and nutrition security in Africa by 2020: The Case of Tanzania
  Saturday, October 28, 2006  by Admin
  Despite numerous international conventions on gender equity and equality, the situation in Tanzania is still somber. Women are still at a disadvantage when it comes to participation in decisionmaking, distribution of domestic workload, accessing resources, and appropriating incomes accruing from various household economic activities like agriculture.
 
117. ICTs: Transforming agricultural extension?
  Tuesday, October 17, 2006  by Admin
  This summary report, by Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation provides an outline of issues and trends in agricultural extension, as they relate to ICTs, with a special emphasis on improving rural livelihoods. It draws on presentations, case studies and discussions from the CTA Observatory, highlighting the potential for, and constraints to, using ICTs for agricultural communication and information exchange and identifies implications of these issues for CTA.
 
118. Agriculture Economics Society of Tanzania
  Tuesday, October 17, 2006  by Admin
  This is to inform the public that the 8th AGREST Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held from December 11th - 14th, 2006 in Morogoro.
 
119. Agriculture Economics Society of Tanzania
  Tuesday, October 17, 2006  by Admin
  This is to inform the public that the 8th AGREST Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held from December 11th - 14th, 2006 in Morogoro.
 
120. Assessing market distortions affecting poverty reduction efforts on smallholder tobacco production in Tanzania
  Monday, October 16, 2006  by Admin
  This study attempts to analyse the efficiency of production, the degree of distortion in the markets and the patter of incentives for smallholder tobacco growers in Songea, Tanzania. The study revealed that although tobacco production is potentially a profitable enterprise relative to the international markets, smallholders are paid less than the actual value of their product.
 

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