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

Transforming Tanzania’s Dairy Sector: SAGCOT’s Strategic Approach to Empowering Smallholder Farmers

A quiet revolution is taking place in the lush landscapes of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands. Through the efforts of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), the Dairy Value Chain Strategic Partnership is making significant strides in transforming the dairy sector and improving the lives of smallholder farmers. A Strategic Vision for GrowthThe partnership, which brings together private and…

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TBS Joins Global Metrology Day Celebrations: Emphasizing Accuracy for a Sustainable Future

Dar es Salaam, May 20, 2024 – To harmonize with global practices, the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) celebrated World Metrology Day today, an annual event on May 20. This year’s celebration took place in the Mbeya region, with TBS leveraging the occasion to educate and motivate stakeholders on the critical importance of verifying measurements to safeguard consumers. A…

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AGRA Announces CALA Cohort 4 Recruitment

Nairobi, Kenya, 15th May 2024—AGRA has announced applications opening for the fourth cohort of the Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA)’s Advanced Leadership Programme. This initiative is designed for executives and emerging leaders across Africa’s agriculture sector, including government, private sector, and civil society. The Advanced Leadership Programme aims to support developing leaders in achieving top national priorities…

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Tanzania’s new plan to manage its octopus fishery

DAR-ES-SALAAM – MAY 10, 2024 – Tanzania, a significant octopus producer in the Indian Ocean, is working on a plan to introduce measures for sustainable management and harvesting of the fishery alongside communities and other partners. The plan is geared towards addressing existing gaps in assessing and harvesting octopus stocks to enhance the conservation of the valuable resource that…

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Tanzania Launches First Sesame Auction Through TMX Platform, Promising Greater Transparency and Market Reforms

Date: May 9, 2024 In a groundbreaking move aimed at transforming agricultural trade in Tanzania, the first-ever sesame seed auction was conducted using the Tanzania Mercantile Exchange (TMX), a transparent trading platform that allows farmers to witness real-time bidding by buyers. The event, held in the Songwe region, saw sesame prices reach a high of TZS 4,850 and a…

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Nanenane 2024 Celebrations Set to Showcase Agricultural Progress in Mbeya

MBEYA, TANZANIA—The much-anticipated Nanenane Farmers’ Exhibition will illuminate the John Mwakangale Show Grounds in Mbeya City from August 1 to 8, 2024. This year’s theme, “Choose Better Local Government Leaders for Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries,” underscores the pivotal role of local governance in enhancing the agricultural sectors. The 2024 Nanenane exhibition fosters growth and innovation in…

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Poultry Farmers in Ihemi Reap Benefits from Modern Farming Training

Ihemi, Tanzania — Poultry value chain stakeholders in Ihemi have expressed satisfaction with the modern farming training offered at SilverLands Tanzania Limited (T-PEC). This move promises to bolster the local economy and generate employment. SilverLands Tanzania Limited’s Poultry Training Centre (T-PEC) has become a cornerstone for modern poultry farming education in Ihemi. It offers advanced training sessions that have…

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Hon. Hussein Bashe Announces New Agricultural Trading Guidelines for Sesame, Pigeon Peas, Mung Beans, and Soybeans

KilimoKwanza.org Taking to Twitter to engage directly with the public and stakeholders, Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Hon. Hussein Bashe, unveiled new trading guidelines for sesame, pigeon peas, mung beans, and soybeans on May 07, 2024. This initiative is part of the government’s ongoing efforts to enhance efficiency and competitiveness in the agricultural sector. The announcement detailed adopting an electronic…

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Tanzania To Celebrates World Tea Day: A National Call to Embrace the Health Benefits of Tea

Kilimokwanza.org Team As nations around the globe prepare to celebrate World Tea Day, Tanzania is uniquely positioned to redefine its tea culture, thanks to the efforts of Mary Kipeja, the Director General of the Tea Board of Tanzania (TBT). Kipeja has passionately acclaimed Tanzanian tea as one of the finest globally, emphasizing its substantial health benefits and potential to…

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AGRA, SAGCOT, CIMMYT, others To Spotlight Africa Efforts to Combat Soil Degradation at AU Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit

By Kilimokwanza.org Team In a side event at the upcoming Africa Fertilizer and Soil Health Summit, set for May 7th, 2024, in Nairobi, stakeholders from across Africa and the globe will gather to address the pressing issues of soil degradation and acidity that threaten the continent’s agricultural productivity and food security. This session, “Managing Degraded Soils for Reclaiming Livelihoods…

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