News from Tanzania

30-06-2014 08:19 AM
Agriculture pulls Tanzania economy
Improving productivity in agriculture, industries predominantly located in cities, construction, communication and retail trade have been singled out ...
18-03-2014 01:03 AM
Disease ravages Tanzania crops
The spread of crop diseases is threatening food security in the two main regions of the Lake Zone. The diseases according to Open Forum on Agricultura...
19-02-2014 00:44 AM
Large-scale farming turns small farmers into mere labourers
Zitto Kabwe first heard about the G8 initiative to transform the future of farming and food production in his country when he opened a newspaper in 20...
08-10-2013 03:50 AM
Tanzania becomes a battleground in fight over GM crops
When the bell rang at midday, students fetched tin bowls and lined up under trees in the schoolyard for scoops of corn and bean porridge. Not one o...
24-06-2013 10:12 AM
Maize disease worries rural farmers
The government will give a statement this week on the magnitude of the "Maize Lethal Necrosis" (MLN) that has ravaged farms in some regions in the cou...
17-05-2013 09:47 AM
Tanzania: Future of Agriculture Promising
A LONG time struggle to transform agriculture is bearing fruit, giving hope for a brighter future. That was the implication in President Jakaya Kikwet...
16-05-2013 09:11 AM
Kikwete Urges Agricultural Transformation
THE government is taking necessary steps to make sure that agricultural sector is transformed through appliance of modern technology, irrigation, rese...
08-05-2013 09:46 AM
East Africa: Kikwete to Open East Africa Agricultural Forum
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete will mid this month officially open a major regional agriculture conference. The Southern African Confederation...
01-05-2013 14:05 PM
Agriculture budget didn’t deserve House nod
Speaker Anne Makinda last week sent the ministry for Water Development back to the drawing board to revisit its 2013/14 income and expenditure estimat...
26-03-2013 06:38 AM
Sowing the seeds of success in Tanzania
Chinese agricultural techniques help Tanzanian farmers realize better crop yields, reports Zhao Yanrong in Dar es Salaam. Though infrastructure sti...
10-12-2012 08:38 AM
Wheat farms lie idle for decades
Residents of Hanang District in Manyara Region are divided over the fate of the formerly state-owned wheat farms that have been abandoned following th...
28-11-2012 08:47 AM
Tanzania: Investors to acquire limited land
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. For a larg...
06-11-2012 08:01 AM
Agriculture earns $55m to boost productivity
The Agriculture sector has received a major boost that would enable farmers to access the latest knowledge, farm technology and irrigation infrastruct...
30-10-2012 07:50 AM
World Bank grants Tanzania USD25 million to boost yields
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has yesterday approved dishing out USD25 million to boost the productivity of Tanzania’s agriculture secto...
28-09-2012 08:23 AM
We can transform Africa's agriculture, says Kikwete
President Jakaya Kikwete has pointed to the right policy mix, reliable financial mechanisms, participation of private sector both local and foreign as...
30-07-2012 08:07 AM
Tanzania committed to increasing agricultural production
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has reiterated the government’s commitment to increase agricultural production which is the most effective activiti...
26-06-2012 11:17 AM
Moshi municipal director lists hurdles to agricultural development
Tanzania - Lack of adequate funds for training smallholders farmers on emerging technologies, decline in agricultural productivity and poor marketing ...
25-06-2012 11:09 AM
Tanzania to seek China help on farming
Tanzania is planning to involve the Chinese government in its agriculture revolution strategy as well as establish value-adding small industries to bo...
21-06-2012 11:24 AM
Tanzania: MPs decry deteriorating agro sector
Members of Parliament on Wednesday decried the country's deteriorating agriculture and livestock sectors, with some saying the widely touted backbones...
18-06-2012 11:46 AM
Let's be serious with irrigation farming
Tanzania’s agriculture is at the mercy of vagaries of weather. When there are long dry spells, crops fail and socioeconomic dislocation beacons. When ...
04-05-2012 08:26 AM
Cotton farmers set for drought insurance
Cotton growers in the country will soon benefit from a drought insurance scheme after completion of an experiment being conducted in Bunda district by...
19-04-2012 08:05 AM
Govt challenged to survey village land
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 t...
12-03-2012 07:58 AM
Tanzania rice sector gets $14m funding
The Tanzanian government has received US$14.25 million additional fund from the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) agency to boost r...
05-03-2012 08:10 AM
Tanzania farmers adapt mechanised agriculture
Tanzania’s small scale farmers will be able to hire tractors at affordable prices following Suma JKT’s move to establish mechanization cen...
23-01-2012 07:21 AM
Tanzanian cotton output soars 37%
The East African country of Tanzania reaped 224 million kg or 987,000 bales of cotton during last season...
01-12-2011 09:07 AM
Agriculture should be used in poverty reduction
The importance of targeting agriculture in the development process cannot be over-emphasised. Statistics show that the majority poor (over 70 per cent...
13-06-2011 10:23 AM
Clinton boosts agriculture in Tanzania
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting a women’s farm cooperative in Tanzania Sunday, announced $70 million in U.S. agricultural aid.
03-06-2011 09:45 AM
Tanzanians hack farmer to death
Tanzanian police are investigating the hacking to death of a farm manager.
31-05-2011 10:41 AM
Farmers undergo training on better poultry keeping
Over 1,600 traditional poultry farmers in Singida and Iramba districts, have been trained on better rearing techniques...
23-05-2011 09:00 AM
Tanzania weary of GMO risk
An alliance of local and International NGOs and businesses are urging the Government regulators to resist pressure to remove safety legislation that p...
11-05-2011 08:37 AM
EU offers Tanzania tips to raise food production
Tanzania could become a major food exporter if its farmers are granted proper land rights, and are empowered to invest in sustainable agriculture.
04-05-2011 07:56 AM
Tanzanian cotton output to leapfrog by 50%
Just as farmers across cotton producing countries of the world plan to reap benefits of rising cotton prices, Tanzanian farmers also plan to follow su...
05-04-2011 08:38 AM
Annan appeals for agriculture investment
Dr. Kofi Annan has urged the government of Tanzania to review its agricultural policies and direct more resources to developing this sector.
11-03-2011 08:15 AM
Tanzania gets $90m for rural enhancement
The United Nations fund tasked with combating rural poverty has extended a $90 million loan to Tanzania...
21-02-2011 09:28 AM
Farmers slow to adopt modern equipment
Tanzania has still a long way to go to implement policies and strategies to transform agriculture under the theme ’Agriculture First’...
14-02-2011 07:25 AM
Tanzania launches $8m dairy bid
The country’s dairy industry is assured of a boost following the launching of the Tanzania Diary Development Program (TDDP) phase II last week.
09-01-2011 11:18 AM
Cotton industry to adopt contract farming system
Tanzanian cotton industry stakeholders have, beginning this season, resolved to embark on contract farming...
23-12-2010 10:32 AM
600 grape farmers get market for their crop
More than 600 small scale grape farmers in Dodoma Region are expected to benefit from the sales of grapes after the Tanzania Distillers Limited (TDL) ...
18-12-2010 10:00 AM
Farmers query ban on district union
Cashewnuts farmers in Tandahimba District, Mtwara Region, have said they fail to understand the government’s logic to suspend the activities of ...
15-12-2010 08:26 AM
Rice output project is food for thought
Within a span of three months, the government has taken measures that show its real determination to boost food productivity, in line with its ’...