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Farm For the Future Tanzania Limited (FFF) Announces Sale of Premium Sugar Beans

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter In an exciting development for the agricultural sector, Farm For the Future Tanzania Limited (FFF), a notable partner of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), has announced the sale of their highly sought-after sugar beans. Scheduled to be available in May 2024, these premium beans promise to bring both quality and flavor to consumers’ tables….

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“I wish that one day Tanzania is seen in the area of global poultry exports,” says Elizabeth Swai in Forbes Africa Special Edition, June/July 2024.

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter Elizabeth Christopher Swai, the CEO of AKM Glitters Company Limited, has been featured in the June/July 2024 edition of Forbes Africa. The article highlights her remarkable journey and significant contributions to Tanzania’s poultry sector, showcasing her unwavering commitment to social impact entrepreneurship. Swai’s journey from the United Nations to founding AKM Glitters demonstrates her drive, compassion, and…

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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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Boosting Soybean Productivity: Tanzania’s Road to Agricultural Prosperity

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter In the lush Southern Highlands of Tanzania, a transformative project is taking shape, as detailed in the 2023 publication “Tanzania Sustainable Soybean Initiative – Building a Business Case for a Long-Term Investment” by the SAGCOT Centre Limited. The presentation details – the characteristics of soybean growers, hotspot areas, input demand, and projected production – 2023. The Tanzania…

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Youth-Led Agricultural Businesses in Tanzania to Compete for USAID Grants

Morogoro, Tanzania – May 19, 2024: KilimoKwanza.org Reporter A new initiative under USAID’s Accelerated Innovation Delivery Initiatives (AID-I) project will benefit young agricultural entrepreneurs. The project targets the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) areas within the Morogoro, Njombe, and Iringa regions known for their high agricultural potential. TAPBDS, SUGECO, and the Tanzanian government organized the AID-I project…

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TZS 38 Billion Initiative to Enhance Sustainable Agriculture and Foster Job Creation for Youth and Women in the SAGCOT Area

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development for Canada, and Tanzania's Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hon. David Silinde (MP), share a word during the launch of the "Her Resilience, Our Planet Project" at Koga Farm in Kibamba Village, Mkuranga District, on May 15, 2024.

Mkuranga, Pwani Region, Tanzania—The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of International Development for Canada, has launched a six-year project to promote sustainable agriculture and increase employment opportunities for youth and women in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) region. The event took place on May 15, 2024, at Koga Farm, a prominent mango farm in Kibamba Village, Mkuranga…

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Launch of the “Her Resilience, Our Planet Project” to Empower Women and Youth in the SAGCOT Area

Kilimokwanza.org Reporter The “Her Resilience, Our Planet Project” has been initiated to empower women and young females in the agricultural sector and advance gender equality, agricultural development, and environmental sustainability. Global Affairs Canada funds this ambitious initiative, which will span six years and target five districts within two of SAGCOT’s geographic priority clusters: the Ihemi cluster (Iringa, Kilolo, Mufindi,…

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Over 90% of Fertilizer Used in Tanzania is Imported, with Less than 10% Produced Domestically.

Kilimokwanza.org Team Critical challenges facing Tanzania’s agriculture were highlighted during the significant 10th Annual Agricultural Policy Conference held in Dodoma and at the African Food Systems Conference on August 6, 2023, at the Julius K. Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar Es Salaam. Alarming statistics indicated that more than 90% of Tanzania’s fertilizer imports come predominantly from countries like…

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Transforming Poultry Farming in Ihemi through SilverLands Tanzania Limited’s T-PEC Centre

Ihemi, Tanzania — Nestled in the agricultural heartlands of Ihemi, SilverLands Tanzania Limited’s Poultry Training Centre (T-PEC) stands as a beacon of innovation and education in the Tanzanian poultry sector. Since its launch in 2016, T-PEC has revolutionized local agriculture by providing advanced training in poultry farming to over 3,500 participants. This initiative has been instrumental in driving employment…

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Bridging Progress and Sustainability: The SAGCOT Initiative’s Transformative Journey in Tanzania’s Agriculture

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), an ambitious initiative launched in 2010 during the World Economic Forum on Africa, is drastically transforming the agricultural landscape. With a vision to boost agricultural productivity, enhance food security, reduce poverty, and ensure environmental sustainability, SAGCOT is steering the country towards a future of robust agricultural development through innovative strategies and…

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