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

No More post-harvest Losses, Kithimani farmers rejoice

By Edwin Githinji E-mail: eddy.githinji022@gmail.com Worldwide, 1.3 billion of all the food produced for human consumption is lost, spoiled, or wasted. This observation is more vivid in developing countries, where the storage facilities are made of straw and wood. This makes the harvest vulnerable to rain, infestation by rodents and insects, and insufficient cooling for temperature sensitive produce, an…

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Tanzania launches Tanzania Agro-Industries Development Flagship (TAIDF) to fast track agro-industrialization

___________________ *Flagship to mobilize agro-industrialization investments Dodoma: The East African Community (EAC) food powerhouse, Tanzania has made a bold move expected to greatly accelerate agro-industry based inclusive economic growth, characterized by agro-processing for domestic and export markets. The new catalyst high impact initiative, Tanzania Agro-industries Development Flagship (TAIDF), has been put in place to augment and catalyze earlier and…

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Agriculture transformation key to developed manufacturing, food sectors

To transform the agriculture sector in its totality – crop farming, animal husbandry, aquaculture and fisheries from subsistence to commercial- manufacturing and food industry, must become well developed. For this to happen and be scaled up, agriculture mechanisation and adoption of other science and technology models is the way. This has been apparent for years. In 1979, Tanzania introduced…

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Serikali kujenga skimu ya umwagiliaji Nguvukazi mwanavala

Songwe Wizara ya Kilimo imesema itajenga miundombinu ya skimu ya umwagiliaji ya Nguvukazi Mwanavala katika kata ya Imalilo Songwe wilaya ya Mbarali yenye eneo linalokadiriwa kuwa hekta 6,500. Aidha shughuli hiyo itafanyika baada ya kukamilika kwa utekelezaji wa maagizo ya Rais kupitia kamati ya mawaziri. Kauli hiyo ya serikali imetolewa na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo, Gerald Kusaya wakati…

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Serikali kujenga skimu ya umwagiliaji Nguvukazi mwanavala

Songwe Wizara ya Kilimo imesema itajenga miundombinu ya skimu ya umwagiliaji ya Nguvukazi Mwanavala katika kata ya Imalilo Songwe wilaya ya Mbarali yenye eneo linalokadiriwa kuwa hekta 6,500. Aidha shughuli hiyo itafanyika baada ya kukamilika kwa utekelezaji wa maagizo ya Rais kupitia kamati ya mawaziri. Kauli hiyo ya serikali imetolewa na Katibu Mkuu Wizara ya Kilimo, Gerald Kusaya wakati…

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Bil 56/- zatumika kujenga vihenge vya kisasa

Njombe Serikali ya awamu ya tano imetumia shilingi Bilioni 56 kujenga vihenge vya kisasa na maghala ili kuongeza uwezo wa kuhifadhi nafaka kufikia tani 501,000 mwaka 2020 toka tani 250,000 mwaka 2015. Mafanikio hayo ya serikali yamesemwa na Naibu Waziri wa Kilimo, Omary Mgumba  wakati akifungua maadhimisho ya Siku ya Chakula Duniani kitaifa mkoani Njombe. Mgumba amebainisha kuwa Serikali…

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