Market News | FOODAGRO Tanzania 2017

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  • Yara supports Agric Ministry's 'Planting For Food and Jobs' program

    Posted on :Thursday , 27th July 2017

     Yara Ghana, a leading supplier of quality fertilizers, has initiated moves to partner the government's new agricultural program known as Plant For Food and  Jobs.

     
    This as a result of the company's belief that the program will benefit the nation in the area of food security.
    Already Yara's fertilizers have been selected by the Ministry of Agric. . .

  • Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

    Posted on :Thursday , 27th July 2017

     When you start talking about food security, you have to have to think about disease detection and management. That’s what I’m thinking about as I get ready to leave for a cassava field survey in southern Tanzania.

     
    You might know cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) as tapioca, or a thickener in pies and bubble tea. But for over 800 million people in . . .

  • Tanzania bans grain exports to curb inflation, boost food industry

    Posted on :Thursday , 27th July 2017

     Tanzania banned grain exports on Monday in a bid to stem rising local prices and rein in inflation, as well as boost the country’s nascent food processing industry.

     
    Food is the biggest driver of inflation in the East African nation, which exported more than 1.5 million tonnes of cereals to neighbours in 2016, the agriculture ministry has estimated.
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  • Organic farming gains popularity

    Posted on :Thursday , 27th July 2017

     The historical background of organic agriculture in Tanzania goes back to the world history of agriculture, when people were farming more traditionally.

     
    This is to say, modern organic farming still has roots from the first half of the 20th century, when there was growing reliance on non-organic methods. After the industrial revolution had introduced synthetic . . .

  • IFC And WFP Collaborate To Finance Smallholder Farmers In Rwanda And Tanzania

    Posted on :Thursday , 27th July 2017

     The initiatives with KCB Bank Rwanda Limited and CRDB Bank PLC in Tanzania are part of the Farm to Market Alliance, a multi-stakeholder platform established in 2016, of which IFC and WFP are global members, to create agriculture value chains that secure sizeable local and international demand for produce from smallholder farmers. The Alliance is designed to create systemic change in marke. . .

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