Dar rice project to raise production fourfold

Tanzania plans to boost its rice production fourfold over the next decade to 3.6 million metric tonnes up from 900,000 tonnes. The project dubbed Improving Rice Profitability through Increased Productivity and Better Marketing, will see the country save more money on imports. The project will focus on seed development, paddy production and processing. The project targets four districts and will be carried out through a partnership of farmers, National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups (MVIWATA) and Dodoma based Rural Livelihood Development Company (RLDC). Here, the main challenge will be lack of appropriate knowledge in best farming practices, crop marketing and identification of related risks. Read more here.
John Mbalamwezi

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