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Prime Minister Majaliwa Advocates Action-Oriented Agricultural Policy at 10th AAPC

Dodoma, April 17, 2024—The 10th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference (AAPC) commenced with fervor as Prime Minister Hon. Kassim Majaliwa (MP) of the United Republic of Tanzania delivered an impassioned keynote speech, championing a proactive approach to agricultural policy formulation and implementation. In his address at the Mabeyo Hall in Dodoma, Prime Minister Majaliwa reaffirmed the government’s steadfast commitment to…

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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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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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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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Doubling Down on Yields: Tanzanian Farmers Embrace Lime for Bumper Harvests

Kilimokwanza.org Team For Tanzanian farmers struggling with acidic soil, a new weapon in their arsenal promises to double their crop yields. Research by the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), in collaboration with SAGCOT and other organizations, has revealed the transformative power of agricultural lime. According to the findings of a soil health research initiative under the Guiding Investments in…

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Tanzania Pioneers Seed Conservation in Africa with Launch of Advanced Gene Bank

By Safari Juma Arusha, Tanzania, has become the focal point for agricultural innovation and biodiversity preservation in Africa, following the landmark inauguration of the continent’s most advanced seed conservation facility, the Africa Vegetable Gene Bank, on March 19, 2024. This groundbreaking development signifies Tanzania’s ascendancy as the cornerstone of Africa’s agricultural resilience and environmental sustainability. The Visionary Leap: Establishing…

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Tanzania Soars in Seed Production: World-Class Quality Reaps Benefits

By Kilimokwanza.org Reporter Tanzania’s agricultural sector is experiencing a golden age, driven by the production of world-class seeds. The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) prioritizes high-quality seeds as the cornerstone of a thriving agricultural industry, ensuring food security and a robust commercial scene. At the forefront of this movement is the Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institute (TOSCI),…

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Tanzania’s Credit Upgrade: A Call to Action for Strategic Investment

Dar es Salaam: The recent elevation of Tanzania’s credit rating from B2 to B1 by Moody’s not only reflects the nation’s economic resilience and fiscal discipline but also marks a pivotal moment that demands strategic action. This upgrade, signaling a vote of confidence in Tanzania’s economic direction, presents an opportune moment for the country to address existing challenges with…

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Tanzania’s Spice Sector Seeks Growth Through Policy Innovation

Kilimokwanza.org Team In the fertile heartlands of Morogoro, Tanzania, a gathering of minds on 15th March 2024 across the agricultural spectrum convened to address the future of one of the country’s most aromatic sectors: spice cultivation. The assembly, drawing participants from regulatory bodies, local government councils, processing companies, and civil society organizations, shared a common agenda — to petition…

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Ambassador Tone Tinnes Lauds Vonkavy’s Role in Tanzania’s Agricultural Evolution During SAGCOT Facilitated Tour

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter Showcasing the strength of public-private partnerships in Tanzania’s agriculture, Her Excellency Ms. Tone Tinnes, Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, made a guided tour of Vonkavy’s 20-acre poultry farm in Dakawa with CEO Eugene Kavishe on March 15, 2024. This event highlighted the SAGCOT Centre’s efforts, in partnership with the Iringa and Morogoro regional governments, to champion agricultural growth…

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