Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute start new initiative to empower grape growers

The Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute (TARI) has taken to a special strategy to empower grape farmers in the Dodoma region, relying on the introduction of modern tech. Director of TARI- Makutupora Centre, Dr Cornel Masawe, made clear that poor adoption … Continue reading Tanzania Agriculture Research Institute start new initiative to empower grape growers

Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank vows to strengthen Mbozi Coffee Curing Plant Company

In a bid to popularise coffee growing in southern highlands regions and provide a big and stable coffee market to Mbozi District growers, the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) has vowed to give the curing plant company a soft loan … Continue reading Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank vows to strengthen Mbozi Coffee Curing Plant Company

Monocrop or diversified enterprise portfolio? Lessons for inclusive commercialisation from Singida Region, Tanzania

Many people have attributed the Singida Region in Tanzania’s rapid development during the last twenty years to the evolution of the sunflower value chain. The successes of this value chain’ development include increased oilseed production, expanding processing capacity and declining … Continue reading Monocrop or diversified enterprise portfolio? Lessons for inclusive commercialisation from Singida Region, Tanzania

Does livestock enhance or reduce crop commercialisation? A case of Singida in Central Tanzania

Livestock is an important component of mixed crop-livestock farming systems in Singida Region in Tanzania, contributing to household income, and reducing poverty in the region. The use of ox-plough to perform farm operations, such as ploughing, and the application of … Continue reading Does livestock enhance or reduce crop commercialisation? A case of Singida in Central Tanzania

Banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields

The Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International’s (CABI) experts in communication and extension working with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) and partners have played a key role in helping banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields — from … Continue reading Banana farmers in Uganda and Tanzania reap a 64% increase in yields

Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and … Continue reading Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

Environmental impacts of commercial rice production in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

In Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, rice is increasingly becoming a commercial crop. However, although research findings show that commercial rice production is beneficial, it is also associated with increasing use of modern implements, such as tractors, and use of agrochemicals, such as herbicides. This blog, based on APRA Working Papers 30 and 37, highlights the potential environmental impacts of rice commercialisation in the region, and recommends actions that could be taken to mitigate these impacts. Continue reading Environmental impacts of commercial rice production in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

Positioning Tanzania in the regional market for rice: Lessons from the East Africa Rice Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and the national events provided an opportunity to assess such opportunities in each of the six countries, individually. In this blog, the fifth in our series on these national workshops, we reflect on the Tanzanian event. Continue reading Positioning Tanzania in the regional market for rice: Lessons from the East Africa Rice Conference

Apples at $1 apiece – how to successfully sell apples to Sub-Saharan Africa?

In an hour and a half interview with EastFruit about the specifics of doing business in fruit and vegetables in Sub-Saharan Africa, Artem Gudkov, co-founder of Global Ukrainian Distribution, Investment and Trading Company Limited (GUDIT), revealed several surprising aspects of … Continue reading Apples at $1 apiece – how to successfully sell apples to Sub-Saharan Africa?