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

Transforming Agrifood Systems: Addressing Hidden Costs and Sustainability Challenges in Tanzania

Kilimokwanza.org Team The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has released its seminal report for 2023, titled “The State of Food and Agriculture.” This report, a cornerstone of agricultural research and policy guidance, delves deep into the agrifood systems of various countries, with a particular focus on revealing the “true cost” of food production and consumption…

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PS Mueke Unveils Ambitious Plan to Revolutionize Livestock Farming in Kenya

Charles Muchoki In a bid to bolster the livestock farming sector and uplift the livelihoods of farmers across Kenya, Livestock Development Principal Secretary Jonathan Mueke has unveiled a comprehensive set of interventions aimed at transforming the industry. Speaking at the Garissa County Joint exhibition organized by the Kenya Dairy Board, Mueke outlined key initiatives designed to create an enabling…

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TARI Urged to Accelerate Agricultural Research Efforts

On February 24, 2024, the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) was directed to expedite its research activities to meet the needs of farmers, thereby enhancing productivity across the entire agricultural sector. This call was made on February 23, 2024, by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hon. David Silinde (MP), during his visit to the TARI Ilonga Research Station located…

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TradeMark Africa and Global Partners Launch Innovative Digital Trade Infrastructure

kilimokwanza.org Team In an era where global trade dynamics are rapidly transforming, TradeMark Africa (TMA) has positioned itself at the forefront of this evolution. Established with the noble aim of enhancing intra-African trade and amplifying Africa’s presence in the global marketplace, TMA’s innovative approach seeks not only to foster economic growth but also to address the nuanced challenges of…

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Transforming Global Trade: The Revolutionary Alliance of TradeMark Africa and Global Partners

Kilimokwanza.org Team In the bustling conference halls of Abu Dhabi on February 27, 2024, a groundbreaking partnership crystallized, promising to reshape the landscape of international trade. TradeMark Africa (TMA), in a historic collaboration with the IOTA Foundation, the World Economic Forum, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Institute of Export and International Trade, and the Global Alliance…

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The SAGCOT Initiative Through the Lens of SAVi

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter In 2010, Tanzania embarked on an ambitious journey to transform its agricultural landscape with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) initiative. Designed to expand Tanzania’s agricultural sector by 350,000 hectares—with 51,800 hectares in the fertile Kilombero basin—SAGCOT is not just an agricultural development program; it’s a vision for sustainable growth, food security, and improved livelihoods…

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Tanzania’s Agriculture Minister Urges Agricultural Development Bank to Empower Farmers

KIlimokwanza.org Reporter Hussein Bashe, Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, has called on the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) to ensure it provides advisory services and capacity building to farmers to enable economic upliftment. He made these remarks yesterday during the launch of the TADB West Zone office, which will serve the regions of Tabora, Katavi, and Kigoma, in the city…

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Tanzania: Carrot Price Drop Shakes Mgeta Farmers to the Core

By Elizabeth Shumbusho In January 2024, the carrot market in Nyandira, situated in the heart of Mgeta within Mvomero district, Morogoro region, showcased carrots fetching between TZS 2,000 and 2,200 per kilogram. Fast forward to February 2024, a stark contrast emerges as prices plummet to a mere TZS 700 to 800 per kilogram. Given the substantial investment funnelled into…

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Sweetening the Deal? Global Sugar Prices on the Rise, But Relief May Be on the Horizon

kilimokwanza.org Team Sugar, an indispensable component in numerous households and integral to various industries, has observed its price steadily increase in recent months. This trend raises concerns about affordability and potential implications for food security across the globe. While not reaching historical peaks, the current rate hovers at approximately twenty-two point three two cents per pound, indicating a significant…

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Transforming Kenya’s Agriculture: A Push for Diversification and Higher Yields

By Kilimokwanza.org Team Kenya’s agriculture sector, a cornerstone of its economy, is at a pivotal point. John Macharia, the Country Director of AGRA in Kenya, has identified a pressing challenge that hinders the sector’s growth: the stagnation of maize yields. This issue not only affects food security but also limits economic opportunities for millions of Kenyans. Stagnant Maize, Thriving…

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