Tanzania nears sugar self-sufficiency with annual production exceeding 380,000 tonnes

TANZANIA – Sugar production in Tanzania is nearing self-sufficiency levels with annual production jumping by 70,000 tonnes to 380,000 tonnes, according to recent figures from the Sugar Board of Tanzania. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade, Dr Hashil Abdalah said that the impressive increase in sugar production could be directly attributed to the new factory in…

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Tanzania bets big on cassava, unveils 2030 strategy to increase hectarage by 550%

Tanzania-The Tanzanian Government under the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing a sustainable cassava strategy targeting a 550% increase in hectarage of improved cassava seed variety by 2030. The plan seeks to expand the 40,000 hectares planted in 2020 to 260,000 hectares in 2030 and to increase the number of improved cassava seed cuttings from the current 80 million to 1.6…

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Kenya’s maize supply in jeopardy as traditional trade partners find lucrative markets elsewhere

KENYA- Kenya might have to find new suppliers for maize imports as Uganda and Tanzania, the country’s traditional source markets find new lucrative buyers for their maize crop. According to Business Focus, a Ugandan local daily, the two countries which both share a border with Kenya are now opting to sell their maize to South Sudan and the United Arab…

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