Zaidi ya vijana 150 waliojitokeza kuwania kitita cha dola kati ya 5000 na 1000 katika shindano la Mashujaa wa Kesho mkoani Mtwara wamerejesha fomu zao za ushiriki. Shindano hili lilizinduliwa mwezi wa Septemba mwaka huu kwenye Chuo cha Stella Maris Mtwara, kwa lengo lakuwapatia vijana wa Mtwara kati ya miaka 18 na 25 fursa la … Continue reading


Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the … Continue reading


THE European Union (EU) handed over 21 motor vehicles worth about 1.4bn/- to spur productivity and competitiveness in the country’s agricultural sector. The vehicles will be distributed to five institutions that work on various projects under the EU funded Trade and Agriculture Support Programme. The benefiting institutions include Tanzania Coffee Research Institute, Tanzania Cotton Board, … Continue reading

Major investment for cashew nut processing in Tanzania

  Tanzania is to invest 6 million US dollars to boost local cashew nut processing capacity. Tanzania is Africa’s largest cashew nut grower after Nigeria and Ivory Coast, and the world’s eighth biggest producer. The country exported  158,000 metric tonnes of cashew nuts in the 2011/2012 season. However, although 90% of the crop was harvested … Continue reading

UAE looks at promising opportunities for Trade and Investment in Tanzania

A delegation of 50 investors from the United Arab Emirates focussed on  trade and investment have expressed interest in oil and gas discoveries and other promising sectors in Tanzania. In return they can look forward to ease of facilitation and significant investment incentives, coupled with a favorable economic environment  and a flexible legislative framework from … Continue reading

Tanzania set to become Africa’s giant fertilizer supplier

  The Norwegian fertilizer YARA -International plans to put up a fertilizer plant in Tanzania in a few years depending on the outcome of natural gas exploration and development in Mtwara.It will be a large scale fertilizer plant that needs a reliable and abundant  supply of natural gas.  

Tanzania Horticulture Association to link farmers with financial institutions

  In an effort meant to reduce the gap between smallholder farmers and financial institutions, the Tanzania Horticulture the Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) is carrying out an initiative focusing on linking farmers with financial institutions , in order for them to access financial services including loans to help them run their businesses. According to the Executive … Continue reading

IITA bringing scientific solutions to agricultural problems in the region

Increasing investment in ‘Agriculture research for development’ is expected to bring the much awaited agriculture transformation to Africa and help address the rising wave of youth employment and poverty.  “Improving food crop production, innovations in genetic improvement have shown how enhanced crop productivity, along with other ingredients, such as capacity building and policies helps to … Continue reading