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Tanzania Mourns the Passing of Agricultural Research Titan, Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo

Kilimokwanza.org Team In a solemn announcement, the newly appointed Director General of the Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI), Dr. Thomas Bwana, has expressed deep sorrow over the passing of TARI’s former Director General, Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo. Dr. Mkamilo’s death occurred on March 02, 2024, at the Benjamin Mkapa Hospital in Dodoma. Preparations for his funeral are underway, with the…

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SAGCOT Innovating Development Corridors: A Blend of Insight and Inclusivity

Kilimokwanza.org Team On a bright day in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, a gathering of minds and hearts took place, marking a significant moment in the journey towards sustainable development in one of Africa’s most vibrant landscapes. The Development Corridors Partnership (DCP) Dissemination Workshop, held in collaboration with the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) Centre Ltd on 18…

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Nyandarua North Farmers Encouraged to Embrace Poultry and Pomegranate Farming for Climate Resilience and Nutrition

By Anthony Mwangi, Kenya News Agency Farmers in Nyandarua North have been urged to venture into poultry and pomegranate farming to combat climate change challenges while simultaneously improving nutrition. Speaking during a demonstration farm tour in Nyandarua North Sub County, CARE-USA Vice President, Food and Water System Unit, Juan Echanove, said that to boost farmers’ livelihoods and promote commercial…

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Silverlands Tanzania Presents: Exclusive Poultry Farming Masterclass in Dar es Salaam

Kilimokwanza.org Team Poultry Farming Seminar Announced for Dar es Salaam and the Coast Region To boost the poultry industry, Silverlands Tanzania Limited is hosting a comprehensive seminar focusing on improving poultry farming practices in Dar es Salaam and the Coast Region. This pivotal event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Rombo Green View Hotel in Dar…

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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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