Wednesday 15 May 2013
Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete will mid this month officially open a major regional agriculture conference.
Sunday 10 March 2013
Animal diseases have wide ranging impacts on both animals and people, from decimating livestock and wildlife to threatening public health, compromising food safety, food security and crippling livelihoods.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Authorities in Ngara District have imposed a quarantine following an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the region.
Sunday 13 January 2013
The Robana river flows through the Serengeti region before flowing into Lake Victoria.
Monday 30 January 2012
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) received follow-up report no. 4 yesterday, 16 January.
Sunday 04 December 2011
Pugu livestock market in Dar es Salaam has experienced a good supply of cattle but the price of meat has continued to go up. A report issued by the Ministry of Trade and Industry indicates that there has been a high demand for cattle, goats and sheep.
Saturday 24 September 2011
AgriSol Energy, a US firm and a Tanzanian partner, will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-scale commercial crop and poultry farming project in the east African country, according to the Aug. 19 edition of the National Chicken Council’s Washington Report.
Saturday 20 August 2011
US firm, AgriSol Energy and a Tanzanian partner will invest more than $100 million over the next 10 years to develop a large-scale commercial farming project in the east African country.
Friday 01 July 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, visiting a women's farm cooperative in Tanzania Sunday, announced $70 million in U.S. agricultural aid.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The Tanzanian veterinary authorities have reported another outbreak of African swine fever in the Mbeya region.
Monday 20 June 2011
Over 1,600 traditional poultry farmers in Singida and Iramba districts, have been trained on better rearing techniques aimed at transforming the indigenous poultry sector from a conventional subsistence activity into a commercial business.
Saturday 18 June 2011
More than 1,600 traditional poultry farmers in the districts of Singida and Iramba districts have been trained on better rearing techniques aimed at transforming the indigenous poultry sector from a conventional subsistence activity into a commercial business.
Thursday 12 May 2011
The Livestock Data Innovation in Africa project is a three-year (2010–2012) project that works with national governments and institutes to pilot and develop methodologies to identify, collect and analyze livestock data in three pilot countries: Niger, Tanzania and Uganda.
Tuesday 10 May 2011
A survey by the Daily News established that Kurasini and Keko areas have been seriously hit by the disease forcing local authorities to impose a quarantine in a bid to contain the situation.
Sunday 27 March 2011
JOEL Lubuva (59) considers himself among the richest men in Dodoma Region. This is simply because he keeps 90 heads of cattle, 75 goats and 57 sheep in his farm located not very far from Kongwa town.
Friday 04 March 2011
Four additional outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been reported in the Mbyea region, in the South Western part of Tanzania, near the borders with Malawi and Uganda.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Rufiji farmers have hailed the outcome of a research on poultry keeping, saying it has transformed their lives.
The research has been organised by a Research Into Use programme (RIU) funded by the UK through the Department for International Development.
Thursday 23 December 2010
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)received an immediate notification yesterday, 8 December.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
A deadly viral disease, which broke out in Tanzania earlier this year, could spread south, posing a mortal threat to more than 50 million sheep and goats in 15 countries.The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issued the warning following an emergency mission to Tanzania by the agency’s animal health crisis management centre.According to Dr Dewald Keet, acting director of animal health for the agriculture department, ovine rinderpest, also known as peste des petits ruminants (PPR), is a contagious disease known to affect goats and sheep in parts of west, central and east Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent.
Thursday 02 September 2010
The cattle supply to Pugu market in Dar es Salaam from upcountry has decreased by 5.5 per cent. But meat prices have remained at between Sh3,000 and Sh4,800 a kilo. A ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing report shows that 970 animals on the average were received a day at the Pugu terminal market last week, fewer than 1,011 the previous week.
Monday 21 June 2010
line with the country’s clarion call Kilimo Kwanza (Agriculture First), Tanzania’s Minister for Finance Mustafa Mkulo waived value added tax (VAT) on farm implements to improve and increase production.
Agriculture was allocated Tsh903.8 billion ($6.5 million, 7.78 per cent of total revenues and expenditure) compared with the ministry’s cut in 2009 of Tsh666 billion ($476 million) or 7 per cent of the then Tsh9.5 trillion ($) budget.
Thursday 13 May 2010
MAJOR agriculture projects to be executed in the southern highland regions, the country main food basket, are underway. President Jakaya Kikwete said in Dar es Salaam that the government and the private sector are on the drawing board for the ambitious projects whose costs are yet to be known.
Mr Kikwete who was addressing local and foreign media attending the 20th edition of World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa Conference which begun today, said the corridor which runs between Rukwa region through Mbeya, Iringa, Ruvuma and Morogoro has huge potential to feed the country if necessary investment was made.
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Local and foreign researchers convened in Dar es Salaam last week to deliberate on Kilimo Kwanza initiative and, by the end of the two-day conference, they were convinced that the domination of agricultural sector by small scale farmers was a serious problem.
Small-scale farmers, they argued, lack capital, skills and can only manage to cultivate for subsistence, not commercial farming that the country needs to prosper.
Monday 22 March 2010
In order for Africa to be liberated from hunger and unemployment among its youths, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) yesterday advised the continent to embrace modern method of farming.
Director-General of UNIDO Dr. Kandeh Yumkella said this at the High Level Conference on Development of Agribusiness and Agro-industries in Africa which ended in Abuja yesterday.
According to him, we are doing Agribusiness the same way our ancestors were doing it 2000 years ago, this 21st century for us to meet up with the current situation there is need for us to embrace modern method of farming as to address unemployment problem in the Africa continent.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
The implementation of much touted Kilimo Kwanza drive seems to be headed to a dead end as most Tanzanians have not grasped the campaign.
A recent opinion poll has indicated that only 35 per cent of Tanzanians understand the Kilimo Kwanza initiative.
Saturday 27 February 2010
Tanzania has secured $2.3 million from the Swiss Government to finance smallholder rice farming in the central corridor
Saturday 06 February 2010
AS a taxi driver, Christopher Mwita never overlooked anything on the way when he transported his passengers to their various destinations
Sunday 31 January 2010
Iranian and Tanzanian officials endorsed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on economic cooperation in the fields of fishery, cement production and processing industry
Monday 11 January 2010
Kondoa District Council in Dodoma region has purchased 50 miniature tractors commonly known as 'Power Tillers" for farming in the 2009/2010 season.
Monday 04 January 2010
New abattoir goes ahead with Arab money - Construction of the long awaited Tsh10 billion ($9.5 million) National Ranches Company abattoir at Ruvu in Coast Region has finally begun.
The abattoir, with the capacity to slaughter 800 cows and bulls and 400 goats daily, is scheduled for completion in 2011.
Thursday 31 December 2009
Smallholder cocoa farmers in the southern highlands of Tanzania have adopted an ambitious programme that is expected to raise incomes by 60 per cent, through improved farming techniques.
The programme, commonly known
Saturday 26 December 2009
Construction of the long awaited Tsh10 billion ($9.5 million) National Ranches Company abattoir at Ruvu in Coast Region has finally begun
Friday 06 November 2009
Tanzania is reportedly preparing to ask CITES to lift the trade ban on elephant ivory, much to the dismay of its EAC neighbors, conservationists, and members of the tourism industry.
In a move that would surely undermine East African conservation efforts, Tanzania has taken up the position that a sanctioned sale of elephant ivory would provide much-needed financial support to the country’s anti-poaching measures.
This comes as a shock to the East African Community (EAC), considering that last year’s sanctioning of a one-off ivory auction is to blame for igniting a scourge of rampant elephant killings throughout Africa - particularly Kenya.
Thursday 22 October 2009
The Government has ordered 2000 squatters out of land meant for large-scale paddy farming in Kilombero district, Morogoro region.
Thursday 03 September 2009
Four months before the East African Common Market comes into force, Tanzanian manufacturers have said they are prepared to face the competition provided there are fair rules.
They said the past five years had groomed them well and they were now ready and able to face competition from Kenya, Uganda
Tuesday 07 July 2009
The East African Community Secretariat and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), an international research institute with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya have signed and exchanged a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that aims to establish a long-term relationship for purposes of exploiting their complementarities in research knowledge generation and its application to further their respective missions.
The MoU, signed by the Secretary General of the East African Community, Ambassador Juma Volter Mwapachu on behalf of the East African Community, and Mr. Carlos Sere, the Regional Representative, on behalf of the International Livestock Research Institute, spells out clearly areas of cooperation between the EAC Secretariat and ILRI
Thursday 02 July 2009
Sixty seven more animals were supplied daily on the average to Dar es Salaam last week. But meat prices remained at between Sh3,600 and Sh3,800 a kilo in the last four weeks.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing reported that 697 head of cattle on the average were supplied daily to the Pugu market last week compared with 670 the previous week. The
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