Tanzania’s NMB to inject US$217.65m into dairy sector to boost production

TANZANIA – The NMB Bank, a commercial bank in Tanzania, has set aside US$217.65 million (Tshs500 billion) to finance milk processing ventures in a bid to boost several milk processing plants in the country. The […]

Indian firm to set up pigeon pea processing plant in Tanzania

TANZANIA – Mahashree Agro Processing Ltd, an Indian firm is constructing a pigeon pea processing factory in Morogoro region to expand investments in the US$240 million (TSh537 billion) local pigeon pea industry. According to Engineer […]

Zimbabwe to purchase 700,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania to ease shortage

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabwe is set to purchase a total of 700,000 tonnes of maize from Tanzania aimed at easing food shortage challenges following the El-Nino induced drought that has negatively impacted on the country’s agric […]

Tanzania’s ban on plastic bags takes effect in bid to promote sustainability

TANZANIA – Tanzania has enjoined other countries in imposing ban on the production, supply and use of plastic carries bags as part of its efforts to promote sustainability through the reduction of environmental pollution. Effective […]

IFAD injects US$117.81m to boost agriculture sector in Tanzania

TANZANIA – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is set to inject over US$117.81 million (Tshs127bn) to Tanzania’s agricultural sector to support projects in the country for the three-year period, effective next year. IFAD […]

AFMASS Eastern Africa edition

AFMASS Eastern Africa is the food, beverage and milling industry’s largest conference and exhibition attended by key decision makers from Eastern Africa Africa to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and safety technologies. […]

Tanzanian firm to invest US$ 1.52m in developing tech to curb aflatoxin

TANZANIA – Tanzania’s A to Z Textile Mills has unveiled plans of investing US$1.52million (Tsh 3.5bn) in establishing a factory that will be producing Aflasafe, a technology to combat aflatoxin in grains and cereals. This […]

WFP partners TADB in project to boost agriculture sector in Tanzania

TANZANIA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with state owned development financial institution, Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TABD) in implementing the Farm to Market Alliance (FTMA) project. The project seeks to boost the […]

Tanzania launches 12-year plan to boost rice supply in East Africa

TANZANIA – The government of Tanzania in partnership with the World Bank, Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) and the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a 12-year plan that seeks to boost rice production. Dubbed […]