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 […]

Competition grows as South Africa focuses on Chinese US$105m avocado market

CHINA – The Chinese avocado market has in recent years attracted major African producing countries as they seek to gain a share in the highly valued US$105 million market. Most recently, the Agricultural Business Chamber […]

Chinese firm to invest US$1.48m in new cashew nut processing plant in Tanzaina

TANZANIA – Yalin International, a Chinese firm, has unveiled plans of investing US$1.48 million (Tshs3.4bn) in setting up a new cashew nut processing plant in Tanzania. According to a report by Ipp Media, the plant […]

Tanzania eyes China’s US$105m avocado market as production increases

TANZANIA – The Tanzania Horticultural Association (Taha) has unveiled plans of expanding its market into China’s US$105 million as it seeks to tap the potential market for local growers amid increased production. Jacqueline Mkindi, chief […]

Tanzanian research institution receives financial support to boost grape farming

TANZANIA –The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) has received US$130 000 (Tzs 297m) from the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) aimed at capacitating the institute to boost grape farming in the country. According […]