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Friday 28 June 2013

Tanzania

Farm investment

Tanzania and other African governments have been urged to invest more in agriculture and nutrition to ensure food security in their countries.

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Tanzania

Transforming farming

THE government is taking necessary steps to make sure that agricultural sector is transformed through appliance of modern technology, irrigation, research and financing.

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Sunday 12 May 2013

Tanzania

African cattlemen

The Maasai once ranged across northern Tanzania and southern Kenya.

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Monday 11 March 2013

Tanzania

World bank report on farming

Africa’s farmers, who have access to half the world’s uncultivated land, could boost production three-fold to $1 trillion by 2030 if the governments provide better access to power, water and capital, the World Bank said.

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Saturday 12 January 2013

Tanzania

Cattle thefts

The Robana river flows through the Serengeti region before flowing into Lake Victoria.

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Tuesday 01 January 2013

Tanzania

The cattle trade

Calf health and growth on farms in the Tasmanian highlands has been described as poor in a doctoral research project with farmers being described as having 'scant knowledge' of calf nutrition and husbandry.

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Thursday 06 December 2012

Tanzania

Poultry farming in Zanzibar

Lack of market for small-scale poultry farmers has been blamed for the poor poultry farming in Zanzibar.

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Tuesday 04 December 2012

Tanzania

Some of the best farmland in Africa

The government has agreed to put a ceiling with regard to what size of land a single large scale investor can be allocated for agriculture.

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Sunday 14 October 2012

Tanzania

Farm grants go to goverment coffers

Chairman Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Mr. Kofi Annan, has called on African leaders and private sector organisations to keep promises made to support agriculture growth in the continent to achieve food and nutrition security at home and help deliver it globally in the long-term.

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Sunday 05 August 2012

Tanzania

Chinese farm investment

China to boost Tanzania cotton farmers.

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Friday 03 August 2012

Tanzania

Boost to the farming industry

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has reiterated the government’s commitment to increase agricultural production which is the most effective activities to rid the nation out of poverty.

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Friday 06 July 2012

Tanzania

Problems on the farm

Members of Parliament on Wednesday decried the country's deteriorating agriculture and livestock sectors, with some saying the widely touted backbones of the national economy were on the verge of succumbing to meningitis.

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Tuesday 03 July 2012

Tanzania

Irrigation and farming

Tanzania’s agriculture is at the mercy of vagaries of weather.

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Monday 21 May 2012

Tanzania

The cotton harvest

Cotton growers in the country will soon benefit from a drought insurance scheme after completion of an experiment being conducted in Bunda district by an insurance company.

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Saturday 05 May 2012

Tanzania

Title deed and farms

The government has been urged to survey all village land in the country and provide owners of land with a certificate of occupancy and a titled deed to minimise land disputes between farmers and investors.

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Saturday 21 April 2012

Tanzania

Poultry farming

According to AllAfrica, the advice is among several appeals made at a recent seminar coordinated by MUVEK Development Solutions on Research Into Use (RIU) Programme knowledge outputs to boost the local poultry industry.

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Tuesday 20 March 2012

Tanzania

Government health for farmers

The Tanzanian government has received US$14.25 million additional fund from the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) agency to boost rice production in the country.

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Tanzania

Hiring tractors by the day

Tanzania's small scale farmers will be able to hire tractors at affordable prices following Suma JKT's move to establish mechanization centre around the country.

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Tanzania

Poultry investment

Aurangabad-based RJ Feeds Pvt Ltd has gone to Africa for its first acquisition.

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Friday 16 March 2012

Tanzania

The poultry industry

The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development has confirmed that Morning Fresh Farm in Mkuranga District, Coast Region is a licenced poultry farm and its eggs are fit for human consumption.

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Sunday 12 February 2012

Tanzania

Big lift in cotton production

The East African country of Tanzania reaped 224 million kg or 987,000 bales of cotton during last season, which is a significant 37 percent higher than the previous season’s output of 163 million kg, according to Tanzania Cotton Board (TCB).

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Sunday 05 February 2012

Tanzania

Farm help from Japan

The Japanese government yesterday provided 22.8bn/- in grant assistant to Tanzania to support agricultural development projects.

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Thursday 15 December 2011

Tanzania

A look at farming

The importance of targeting agriculture in the development process cannot be over-emphasised. Statistics show that the majority poor (over 70 per cent) are locked in agriculture foregoing most basic needs. Technically speaking, the marginal propensity to consume (mpc) for these people are very high.

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Tanzania

Farming and poverty

The importance of targeting agriculture in the development process cannot be over-emphasised. Statistics show that the majority poor (over 70 per cent) are locked in agriculture foregoing most basic needs. Technically speaking, the marginal propensity to consume (mpc) for these people are very high.

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Tuesday 11 October 2011

Tanzania

Farm investment

Dar es Salaam. African Union (AU) member states should concentrate on increasing investments in agriculture, an activist has said.“The AU member states should play their role in resolving economic and political problems on the continent by enhancing investments in various sectors of its economy. They should not allow famine and conflicts to continue in Africa for a long time,” he said.

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Friday 30 September 2011

Tanzania

The poultry industry

Tanzanian poultry breeders have joined forces by founding their own association. Named Tanzania Poultry Breeders Association (TPBA), it was registered on 5th July 2011.

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Tuesday 27 September 2011

Tanzania

Indian farm investment

The major focus of India has been in the Kilimo Kwanza [Agriculture First] initiative. It became clear during discussions in May this year between President Jakaya Kikwete and our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that poverty alleviation measures particularly in the rural sector should be undertaken and build capacity for local businesses as well as farmers.

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Thursday 22 September 2011

Tanzania

US$100 million poultry investment

AgriSol Energy, a US firm and a Tanzanian partner, will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-scale commercial crop and poultry farming project in the east African country, according to the Aug. 19 edition of the National Chicken Council’s Washington Report.

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Sunday 11 September 2011

Tanzania

US farm investment

U.S. firm, AgriSol Energy LLC, and its joint venture partner in Tanzania will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-scale commercial farming project in the east African country, a company director said on Tuesday.

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Friday 09 September 2011

Tanzania

US farm investment

U.S. firm, AgriSol Energy LLC, and its joint venture partner in Tanzania will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-scale commercial farming project in the east African country, a company director said on Tuesday.

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Friday 05 August 2011

Tanzania

New abattoir being built

Plans have been put forward for a Sh6 billion meat processing plant in the Ngorongoro region.

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Sunday 03 July 2011

Tanzania

Farm manager killed

Tanzanian police are investigating the hacking to death of a farm manager.

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Thursday 23 June 2011

Tanzania

Farmer hacked to death

The northern Manyara region police commander, Parmena Sumari, told the BBC his officers were searching for the killers of Sifael Jackson.

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Friday 10 June 2011

Tanzania

GM crops

An alliance of local and International NGOs and businesses are urging the Government regulators to resist pressure to remove safety legislation that protects farmers and consumers.

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Monday 23 May 2011

Tanzania

Cotton farming

Just as farmers across cotton producing countries of the world plan to reap benefits of rising cotton prices, Tanzanian farmers also plan to follow suit.

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Friday 22 April 2011

Tanzania

Looking for farm investment

Former UN secretary general and board chair for Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Dr. Kofi Annan has urged the government of Tanzania to review its agricultural policies and direct more resources to developing this sector.

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Tuesday 12 April 2011

Tanzania

Improving cattle breeds

The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA) initiative aims to help smallholders take full advantage of the region's booming dairy sector and improve their incomes by giving them access to top quality breeds better suited to their local environments.

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Tuesday 29 March 2011

Tanzania

Improving farming standards

Dar es Salaam. The United Nations fund tasked with combating rural poverty has extended a $90 million loan to Tanzania to strengthen access to rural financial services and markets, and promote private sector development in the East Africa’s largest country, the agency announced this week.

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Wednesday 23 March 2011

Tanzania

Dairy farm problems

“We are facing shortages of milk for processing because of the prevailing power shortages. We are not collecting as much milk as we used to,” Tanga Fresh executive director Hussein Alnoor told The Guardian in an interview.

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Sunday 06 March 2011

Tanzania

African swine fever

The veterinary authority sent Follow Up Report No. 1 dated 11 February to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

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Friday 04 March 2011

Tanzania

Milling Tanzania’s rice

The Kapunga Rice Project (KRP) was developed with international funding in a rural section of Tanzania’s Mbeya area. In 2000, when the government’s National Agricultural Food Co-operative (NAFCO) pulled out of running the KRP, it was hoped that the local small- and medium-scale rice farmers would sustain the project as a cooperative.

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