Tanzania: Bunge Committee urged to revise laws, policies to combat climate change

Dodoma – The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has proposed a review of water, livestock, fisheries, environment and energy laws and policies. The chairman of the committee, Dr. Christine Ishengoma, while presenting a report in the National Assembly on Tuesday, said that by reviewing the laws, the government should utilize the importance of … Read more

Tanzania: President Mwinyi sees potential in horticulture industry.

Zanzibar – Zanzibar President Hussein Mwini yesterday directed the Ministry of Agriculture to collaborate with all stakeholders to increase fruit and vegetable production in the country for domestic and export markets. Dr. Mwini announced major reforms to the horticultural industry in his drive to cater to both domestic and export markets. “We have to work … Read more

East Africa: EABC has released the lowest air transport costs in the AAC region.

The East African Business Council (EABC) has urged the governments of the partner countries of the East African Community to have a single air transport service agreement. Mr. John Bosco Kalisa, CEO of EABC in Arusha, said: “The EABC should consider replacing the existing Bilateral Air Service Agreements (BASAs) with a single Air Service Agreement … Read more

Kenya: First Lady Rachel Ruto launches Sh1.7bn funding for youth, women-led enterprises

Nairobi – Youths and women will soon receive Sh1.7bn in funding for poultry, horticulture and aquaculture businesses. First Lady Rachel Ruto launched the Leveraging Equality for Gender Inclusive Economic Development (LEGEND) project to improve the socio-economic prosperity of entrepreneurs as well as promote gender inclusion and environmental sustainability. The six-year program is implemented by Mennonite … Read more

Tanzania: What agriculture promises to improve 2030

Walking the Talk: Building a Prosperous Tanzania The government has a dream to transform the agriculture sector. And the dream is fast becoming a reality, thanks to massive infrastructural development the government is working to boost the key sector. Tanzania, like other countries in the world, is committed to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 – … Read more

Kenya – Export value increased by 17 percent with help from agricultural production.

Kenya’s exports to grow by 17% in 2021 Data from the Kenya Trade Network Agency’s (Kentrade) Business Intelligence Tool shows that the increase has impacted income from top agricultural products (tea and fruit and vegetable products). In 2021, the revised export volume of apparel accessories and agricultural products increased from 643.7 billion tons to 743.7 … Read more

Rwanda: New package to strengthen horticulture value chains in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Garden Fresh Company, which specializes in exporting fresh produce, has opened Rwanda’s first private packing house, a critical infrastructure that connects the farm to the market. The facility, which was built with the support of Hort Invest and IDH project, not only reduces post-harvest losses, but also increases the income of the farmers and … Read more

Rwanda: We support Rwanda to unlock its horticultural potential – IDH official

Horticulture is one of Rwanda’s strategic sectors as it seeks to diversify its agricultural export base, and by 2024, foreign agricultural exports could reach $1 billion (over Rwf1 trillion) in annual revenue. This is double the 445 million dollars recorded in the previous fiscal year. For that reason, the country plans to increase its exports … Read more

Rwanda: How off-grid cold storage systems are helping farmers reduce post-harvest losses

For science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) entrepreneur Jean-Desir Habiambre, helping farmers reduce post-harvest losses is a win-win because of the high returns. That is why In 2019, he identified the problem of post-harvest wastage and established an organization called ‘MoFresh’. They are using off-grid cold storage systems to solve the problem of post-harvest wastage … Read more

Tanzania to take full advantage of Horticulture

The government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) to generate more foreign exchange and create multi-million dollar industrial potential for youth and women. The industry currently earns about $ 800 million a year, up from $ 60 million in 2004. The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Domo … Read more