Charles Makongoro Nyerere, the Regional Commissioner of Rukwa, has lauded President Samia Suluhu Hassan for her transformative initiatives aimed at revitalizing the agricultural landscape in the Rukwa region of Tanzania. Nyerere’s commendation is a testimony to these measures’ positive impact on local farmers and their livelihoods.
Among the initiatives Nyerere extolled, the fertilizer subsidy program has dramatically alleviated the financial burden on farmers seeking to purchase fertilizers. This strategic intervention has resulted in heightened crop yields and improved agricultural productivity. Implementing the program has been crucial in President Suluhu’s efforts to promote sustainable farming practices.
In addition, Nyerere also expressed his admiration for the provision of soil health testing kits to farmers. This ingenious initiative equips farmers with the tools to assess and rectify nutrient deficiencies within their soil, enhancing the quality of their yields and fostering more efficient resource utilization.
Nyerere was effusive in his praise for President Suluhu’s commitment to fostering inclusivity in the agricultural sector, particularly among youth and women. The innovative programs introduced under her leadership have led to increased employment opportunities for young people and women, engendering a greater sense of empowerment and participation in the agricultural domain.
The ethos of President Suluhu’s 2023 message, centred on the pivotal role of youth and women in shaping sustainable food systems, has struck a chord in the Rukwa region. Nyerere emphasized the region’s wholehearted embrace of this vision as it endeavours to integrate more youth and women into agriculture, livestock, and fishing activities. Furthermore, he underscored ongoing initiatives to develop modern and user-friendly technologies for crop storage and processing, which would further augment the efficiency and competitiveness of local farmers.
Nyerere expressed heartfelt gratitude to President Suluhu for her unwavering support and dedication to bolstering the agricultural sector in Rukwa. The transformative initiatives championed by the president have contributed to making the region food secure and uplifting the lives of countless farmers and their families.