Improving the livelihood of small-scale farmers
Taking a New Look at Africa's Agriculture; Develoepmental Communication

VAT Act 2014 harms horticulture

Arusha. A year ago, Tan-zanian parliamentarians endorsed the Value Added Tax Act 2014, amid fanfares and went home peacefully, little knowing that not everything that glitters is gold. Now, six months since the law came into force, it turned out to be the worst enemy of the multi-million-horticulture industry, direct foreign invest- ments, and to the country econ- omy….

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Transforming Agriculture in Tanzania: SAGCOT’s Leap Forward (2014-2015)

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), established in 2010, embarked on an ambitious journey to revolutionize agriculture in Tanzania. It aimed to integrate smallholder farmers into the agricultural value chain, foster agricultural commercialization and modernization, and encourage sustainable growth. Expansion and Growth The years 2014 and 2015 marked a period of significant growth for SAGCOT. The increase…

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