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World News: Tanzania
Tanzania | 18 May 2015
Tanzanian farmers criticise G7 initiative to boost agriculture

Thirty-eight-old Mariam Salmin Mziraya struggles to fight off the wave of fear that has gripped Razaba. The anxiety centers on a looming eviction that would pave the way for a large scale agribusines...


Tanzania | 24 February 2015
Tanzania agriculture expansion 'creates perfect storm for human plague transmission'

Agricultural expansion in Tanzania is set to lead to a "perfect storm" for human plague transmission, scientists have warned. The cultivation of maize in East Africa has the potential to vastly inc...


Tanzania | 6 January 2015
Livestock keepers ready for climate change

The livestock keeping communities of the Maasai, in Monduli, Longido and Ngorongoro districts, in Arusha, Tanzania, have not been spared the effects of climate change, reports the Daily News Tanzania....


Tanzania | 30 June 2014
Agriculture pulls Tanzania economy

Improving productivity in agriculture, industries predominantly located in cities, construction, communication and retail trade have been singled out as the main drivers for this year’s economic growt...


Tanzania | 18 March 2014
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 Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB), are Cassava Mosa...


Tanzania | 19 February 2014
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 2012. The chairman of the Tanzanian parliament's pub...


Tanzania | 8 October 2013
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 of them displayed the food fussiness often seen in ...


Tanzania | 24 June 2013
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 country. The Agriculture, Food Security and Cooper...


Tanzania | 17 May 2013
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 Kikwete's move when launching an agricultural research f...


Tanzania | 16 May 2013
Kikwete Urges Agricultural Transformation

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


Tanzania | 8 May 2013
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 of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) annual general mee...


Tanzania | 1 May 2013
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 estimates. The move follows the majority of Members of...


Tanzania | 26 March 2013
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 still remains the top draw for China in Africa, agric...


Tanzania | 10 December 2012
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 the collapse of the Canadian-funded scheme slightly ...


Tanzania | 28 November 2012
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 large scale investor who wants to invest in sugar, the...


Tanzania | 6 November 2012
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 infrastructure. The World Bank's Tanzania office said in D...


Tanzania | 30 October 2012
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 sector through timely delivery of seeds and fertilisers...


Tanzania | 28 September 2012
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 the appropriate interventions that African govern...


Tanzania | 30 July 2012
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 activities to rid the nation out of poverty. President...


Tanzania | 26 June 2012
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 of produce and livestock as well as shortage of st...


Tanzania | 25 June 2012
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 boost agricultural products by local producers, this...


Tanzania | 21 June 2012
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 of the national economy were on the verge of succ...


Tanzania | 18 June 2012
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 it rains heavily, crops are washed away. There ...


Tanzania | 4 May 2012
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 an insurance company. This was revealed yester...


Tanzania | 19 April 2012
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 to minimise land disputes between farmers and inves...


Tanzania | 12 March 2012
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 rice production in the country.


Tanzania | 5 March 2012
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 centre around the country. This has been done by the ...


Tanzania | 23 January 2012
Tanzanian cotton output soars 37%

The East African country of Tanzania reaped 224 million kg or 987,000 bales of cotton during last season...


Tanzania | 1 December 2011
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) are locked in agriculture...


Tanzania | 13 June 2011
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.