Cargill promotes sustainable seaweed production in Zanzibar partnering with The Nature Conservancy

ZANZIBAR – Cargill has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, to help seaweed farmers in Zanzibar to adopt best farming practices that will boost their incomes and restore the coastal ecosystem. The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. The program will be supported by C-Weed Corporation, Cargill’s local supplier and conducted in collaboration with the Government and citizens of Zanzibar. The pilot initiative announced by Cargill will work with farmers in Pemba and Unguja Islands in the Zanzibar…

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Tanzanian government stipulates new laws, draws up plan to revive the fish industry

TANZANIA – Ministry for Livestock and Fisheries of Tanzania has tabled a new bill, the Deep Sea Fisheries Management and Development Act of 2020 aimed to improve management and development of deep sea fishing in the country’s jurisdiction of the Indian Ocean waters. The new bill, designed to improve the administration of the Deep Sea Fishing Authority and fisheries conservation, will repeal the Deep Sea Fishing Authority Act of 1988 and its 2017 amendments, reports the East African. According to Luhaga Mpina, the Minister for Livestock and Fisheries, the new law…

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Maize prices drop 40% on increase in supplies

TANZANIA – Maize prices declined by an average of 40% for the last three months as a result of increase in supply, according to an article on the Citizen. According to data by the Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment, prices fell in many regions, a 100-kilo bag of maize dropping to US$17.99 on July 20 compared to US$30.71 in April this year. However, wholesale price rose from an average of US$13.16 to US$26.33 while retail prices in various city markets dropped to US$0.31 from between US$0.39 and US$0.44 per…

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Organic Denmark supports Zanzibar farmers to export organic fruits and veges to EU

ZANZIBAR – Organic Denmark is financing a three-year project that accords small scale farmers a commercial opportunity to export organic fruits and vegetables to European countries. The project has an aim of promoting development of organic farming and production in Zanzibar while extending their market reach beyond the domestic boundaries. IPP media reports the funding and support was revealed by Association of Vegetable and Fruit Growers in Tanzania (UWAMWIMA) Field Officer Othman Maulid. He said the project is being implemented by UWAMWIMA in collaboration with Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM).…

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