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Empowered Women, Brighter Futures: REGROW Project Transforms Lives in Mvomero

Empowered Women, Brighter Futures: REGROW Project Transforms Lives in Mvomero A remarkable transformation is underway in Msongozi Ward, Mvomero District, Tanzania. Thanks to the Resilient Natural Resource Management for Tourism and Growth (REGROW) project implemented in the Southern Circuit, women who once struggled financially are now thriving entrepreneurs. Previously, poverty restricted opportunities for many women. Some resorted to risky…

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Tanzania: GOVERNMENT SET TO ESTABLISH COOPERATIVE BANK – MAJALIWA

Prime Minister Kasim Majaliwa has announced that the government is in the final stages of establishing the National Cooperative Bank. A total of 15.7 billion shillings has already been collected from shareholders. He stated that this amount represents 78.5% of the required capital of 20 billion shillings, emphasizing that establishing this bank will enable cooperative societies to access affordable…

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Calling All Food System Champions! Here is the Programme for the 10th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference

The 10th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference is coming to Dodoma! Mark your calendars for April 17th to 19th, 2024, as the Mabele Hall prepares to host this landmark event. This year’s conference celebrates a decade of driving change in Tanzania. The theme: “A Decade of Impactful Policy Reforms: Building Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Food Systems.” Join us for three…

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Tanzania’s Ministry of Agriculture Signs Agreement with British Company to Tackle Crop Loss

Dodoma, Tanzania: The Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with British company NMS Infrastructure Limited on March 8, 2024, in a meeting held in Dodoma. This agreement aims to conduct feasibility studies in agricultural areas across the country to control and address the challenge of post-harvest crop loss. This initiative is expected to increase crop…

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Tanzanian Agricultural Sector Reaches New Heights Under President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s Tenure

According to recent statistics released by the Presidential Communication Directorate, Tanzania’s agricultural sector has witnessed significant growth and success under President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s leadership. The budget for agriculture has soared to 970.8 billion Tanzanian shillings for the fiscal year 2023/2024, marking a substantial increase from the previous year’s budget of 294 billion shillings. The figures were released in…

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Tanzanian Avocados Garner Premium Prices in the UK, Sparking Global Market Comparison

Date: April 14, 2024 Geoffrey Kirenga, CEO of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) Centre, has brought attention to the striking price of Tanzanian avocados in international markets. On April 13, 2024, Middle Eastern (ME) avocados weighing 0.66 kg were sold for £2.00 at Marks & Spencer in the UK, approximately TShs 990/- per fruit. This revelation…

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Tanzania Boosts Wheat Production in Makete with New Government Strategies and Potential Processing Plant

The Tanzanian Government has implemented robust strategies to enhance wheat production for the 2023/2024 farming season. Deputy Minister of Agriculture David Silinde announced in Parliament on April 5, 2024, that Makete District has been selected to receive a substantial subsidy of 1,000 metric tons of wheat seeds from the Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA). Introducing these seeds has already led…

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Harnessing Nature: The Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant and Dam’s Role in Flood Mitigation and Resource Management in Tanzania

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter Mitigating Floods with the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant and Dam: Insights from Mr. Prudence Lugendo Mr. Prudence Lugendo, a Policy Specialist at SAGCOT Centre Ltd in Tanzania, has highlighted the critical role of the Julius Nyerere Hydropower Plant and Dam in mitigating floods experienced in the region. Located at Stiegler’s Gorge within the Selous Game Reserve, part…

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Heavy Rains Threaten Tanzania’s Agriculture: 14 Regions on Alert

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter The Tanzania Meteorological Authority has issued an alert for 14 regions, predicting heavy rains beginning April 12, 2024. Regions such as Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Zanzibar, and Morogoro are expected to be impacted. These conditions may lead to flooding and disrupt economic activities. Residents are urged to take proactive measures. The forecast indicates that the heavy rains…

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Tanzania’s Transformative Agricultural Change: The 10th Annual Agricultural Conference Spotlights a Decade of Reforms.

Kilimokwanza.org Team The 10th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC), scheduled from April 17th to 19th, 2024, in Dodoma, Tanzania, marks a significant milestone by celebrating “A Decade of Impactful Policy Reforms: Driving Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Food Systems.” This influential gathering will host experts, policymakers, and stakeholders across the agricultural sector to review a decade of reforms and carve…

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