Tanzania sets $30m for agriculture

Tanzanian Government has set aside over US$ 30m this financial year for rehabilitation and improvement of agricultural infrastructure in the country, it has been revealed. According to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives, the money will be used for rehabilitation and maintenance of agricultural infrastructure and capacity building in various forms to agricultural research institutions. The Minister also adduced that the agricultural infrastructure improvement scheme is a response to the increasing number of farmers in Tanzania. The number of farmers has kept increasing by 6% annually in Tanzania, a country with over 70% of its 40 plus million people depending upon agriculture for their survival. Read more here.
Francis Semwaza

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