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1. Manyara Yatangaza Bei Kikomo ya Mbaazi.
  Friday, September 23, 2016  by Admin
2. Mkoa Wenye Fursa za Kutoa Wataalamu wa Kilimo, Ufugaji.
  Thursday, September 22, 2016  by Admin
3. Wakulima Waandaliwa Mazingira MASOKO ya Nje
  Wednesday, September 21, 2016  by Admin
4. Wakulima Mananasi Wapewa Teknolojia Mpya ya Uzalishaji Nje ya Msimu.
  Friday, September 16, 2016  by Admin
5. PM Orders Agriculture Ministry to Assess Sugar Consumption.
  Friday, September 09, 2016  by Admin
 

Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry was yesterday directed to assess the actual amount of sugar consumed in the country.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the available figures does not reflect the actual demand and subjects the nation to endless shortage of sweeteners. He wondered how can Kenya with nearly equal population with Tanzania consume about 800,000 tones against 450,000 tones in the country.

“We want the ministry to conduct a thorough assessment amid a nationwide campaign to improve production of the sugar crop,” Mr Majaliwa said when responding to a direct question from Jaku Hashim Ayoub (CCM).

 
6. Farmers told to venture into sunflower cultivation
  Monday, February 15, 2016  by Admin
  Tanzanian farmers have been advised to venture into cultivation of other alternative crops, such as sunflower, which has proved to be an important crop in alleviating poverty.

Dr. Mark Bitesigirwe, an agriculture stakeholder made the suggestion yesterday when handing over a consignment of sunflower seeds to farmers in Misenyi District Council, Kagera Region.

Dr. Bitesigirwe, a sunflower processor in the district described the crop as a ‘well-paying venture’ telling farmer to invest in it.

“Farmers fail to reach their expectations and prosperity because they rely on single-handed crops,” he said, adding that the region has fertile soil and adequate rains for the crop.

He added “It is high time we start investing in sunflower farming, extension officers need to inculcate a habit of visiting and assisting farmers with technical know-how”.

According to him, the market of the product is no longer a challenge and the crop requires a very small capital investment.
 
7. Pastoralists plead for better roads
  Friday, February 12, 2016  by Admin
  LIVESTOCK keepers in southern regions of Mtwara and Lindi have decried limited veterinary services and poor road infrastructure for transporting cattle to the market.

They aired their concerns yesterday when speaking at a special meeting which was used to introduce a programme that seeks to develop the livestock sector in Tanzania.
 
8. Chinese investors set to buy more cassava from Tanzania
  Tuesday, February 09, 2016  by Admin
  SEVERAL Chinese companies investors have expressed interest in buying 5 million tons of dried cassava annually from the southern part of Tanzania, it has been learnt.

They also intend to increase purchases by half the said amount on a yearly basis depending on the crop’s availability, national cassava coordinator Dr Geoffrey Mkamilo (pIctured) said.
 
9. Agribusiness firm plans modern abattoir, butchery in Dar
  Friday, November 20, 2015  by Admin
  Iringa-based agribusiness company, Mtanga Foods Limited is planning to invest in a modern abattoir in Kisarawe and processed meat selling outlet in Dar es Salaam during the first half of 2016.

Mtanga Foods Limited chief executive officer, Trevor Shaw said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the company has butcheries in Iringa and Mbeya regions.

“Our main base is in Iringa where we also have farms and meat processing plant, we have just opened an outlet in Mbeya and next year we will be in Dar es Salaam,” said Shaw who said the exact size of the investment to be made will be known later this year.
 
10. Dar busway takes off December
  Friday, November 13, 2015  by Admin
  AT last, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Dar es Salaam is set to become operational early next month along the 20.9 kilometres route between Kimara and Kivukoni, it has been confirmed.
 
11. Govt seeks to help farmers mitigate climate change
  Wednesday, November 11, 2015  by Admin
  THE government is in the final stages of preparing the climate-smart agriculture guidelines programme, as one way of helping farmers in the country deal with climate changes.
 
12. Kilimo cha Uyole chamtoa Mwanamke katika umasikini
  Monday, November 02, 2015  by Admin
  Eneo la Uyole katika Halmashauri ya Jiji la Mbeya, ni maarufu sana kihistoria, kwa ajili ya kilimo na biashara za ngazi ya kati.

Kwa zama zilizopita, kabla ya kuwa jiji la Mbeya, palijulikana kwa hadhi ya ‘pembezoni mwa mji,’ ila kwa sasa ni vigumu kuipa hadhi hiyo, kwa maana mji wa Mbeya umekua na aina ya shughuli na makazi nayo, yamekua maradufu.

Aidha, katika maendeleo ya mipngo miji ya Jiji la Mbeya, hivi sasa kunatarajiwa, baadhi ya miundombinu ya jiji, imeshaanza kuhamishiwa jirani na mahali hapo, ikiwemo sehemu iliyoandaliwa kuwa stendi kuu ya mkoa.
 
13. Agriculture sees increase in productivity
  Monday, November 02, 2015  by Admin
  Official statistics by the Prime Ministers’ Office (PMO) indicate that food production has considerably increased from 9.66 million tonnes in 2005 to 16.0 million tonnes as of last year.

During his ten years in office, President Kikwete ensured that initiatives were implemented to improve the segment given the fact that majority of Tanzanians are farmers. The initiatives include the Agricultural Sector Development (ASDP), the Cooperatives Reform and Modernisation Programme (CRMP) and the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).
 
14. Poultry farmers decry rise in number of fake vet facilities
  Monday, November 02, 2015  by Admin
  Poulty farmers in Dodoma Region have decried the increasing number of fake and outdated veterinary facilities in the market, which in turn affect their activities.

They were speaking at the poultry stakeholders’ day in Dodoma, the event which was organised by Brac Maendeleo Tanzanian, through a Livelihood Enhancement Agricultural Development (LEAD).
 
15. Now SUA urged to promote organic agriculture efforts
  Monday, June 08, 2015  by Admin
  The Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has been urged to augment efforts to promote organic agriculture. An official from the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), Mwatima Juma, stressed that SUA should play a leading role in promoting organic agriculture by providing education on the subject.
 

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