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Tanzania has potential for orange-fleshed sweet potato cultivation

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Agribusiness  /  No Comments

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BY JOSEPH LINO Tanzania has a high potential for favourable cultivation of improved orange-fleshed sweet potato (OFSP) as one of the ways of reducing vitamin A deficiencies in poor households. Tanzania is a major producer of sweet potato mostly for human consumption but mostly are poor nutrient and white fleshed varieties which cannot benefit the […]

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Tanzania to rake in $300m from cassava exports to China annually

By   /  May 9, 2016  /  Agribusiness  /  No Comments

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BY STAFF REPORTER Tanzania, the fifth biggest producer of cassava in Africa, is set to export 2.0 million tonnes of the crop to China annually, raking in 300 million US dollars a year. The export will change the current status where Africa, despite being the major producer of cassava in the world, has insignificant share […]

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ESRF wants businesses into fish farming

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Agribusiness, Latest News  /  No Comments

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BY JAMILA SHEMNI In order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is the agenda for 2030, the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) seeks ways of empowering small and medium entrepreneurs in promoting agriculture, especially fish farming. The new SDGs goals will address the interconnected elements of sustainable development including economic growth, social […]

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Tanzania reinforces position as regional farm inputs hub

By   /  October 2, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Business Focus  /  No Comments

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President Jakaya Kikwete last week launched another landmark for agriculture development by assuring farmers of adequate and availability of fertilizers in the country and beyond. The president operationalised the fertilizer terminal at the Dar es Salaam Port that will serve the importation of fertilizers with holding capacity of more than 45,000 tons at any particular […]

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