Horticulture in Tanzania

moderated by Hilda Okoth

AgriProFocus Tanzania and her partners such as VECO- East Africa, WorldVeg Centre, TAHA among others want to boost the horticultural sector by sharing knowledge and linking agribusiness, trade and knowledge. Making horticulture work for development is what we want.

Proposed activity under the horticulture program are;

1. Horticulture value chain mapping

2. Horticulture learning tracks on production, processing and marketing around topics of climate smart agriculture, year round production, safety and residues, circular agribusiness and agri inputs.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 8 December 2017 at 07:18

Good Seed Initiative Video;

CABI.ORG shared an innovation video for Good seed initiative program that aim to provide farmers in Africa and Asia with access to quality seed, they need to grow locally appropriate crops by strengthening seed systems. 

In Tanzania the initiative focuses on increasing production and consumption of African indigenous vegetables  and strengthen value chains to deliver seed and produce.  By creating innovation systems for sharing and connecting increases market to farmers and access to quality seeds from seed stakeholders.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 16 November 2017 at 09:49

MATUMIZI YA MBOLEA ASILI AINA YA MINJIGU KWA KILIMO CHA MBOGAMBOGA!

Mbolea ya minjigu ni aina ya mbolea asilia kwa ajili ya kupandia. Mbolea hii inatokana na miamba inayochimbwa eneo la Minjigu mkoani Manyara.  Mbolea hiyo husagwa na kufungashwa katika kiwanda kinachopatikana mkoani humo. 

Zifuatazo ni faida za matumizi ya mbolea ya minjigu;

-Huongeza mavuno ya mazao kwa kiasi kikubwa. 

-Huyeyuka taratibu, hivyo hukaa muda mrefu kwenye udongo.

-Rahisi kuihifadhi na haina madhara kwa udongo kama mbolea nyingine za chumvi.

Pitia kiambatanisho hapa chini kinachotoa ufafanuazi zaidi ikiwemo ni udongo wa aina gani unafaa kutumia mbolea hii na vingine vingi kuhusiana na aina hii ya mbolea.

Chanzo: Tovuti ya Wizara ya Kilimo Tanzania






Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:48

THE AGRIFOOD YOUTH LAB LAUNCH! 

The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity  Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).

The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which  are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.

To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.

Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.  

Tatah Susan Victoria, connect to tell me more on AG Youth LAB, this would interest my German farmers. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 12 October 2017 at 09:45

Njia bora ya kuzuia upotevu wa karanga baada ya mavuno.

(Proper way of drying groundnuts serves from post-harvest loses)

Zao la karanga nchini Tanzania hustawi zaidi katika mikoa ya Kusini mashariki, Dodoma na Morogoro. Zao hili la biashara, pia hutumika kutengenezea mafuta, siagi nakadhalika. 

Wakulima wa karanga hupoteza kiasi kikubwa baada ya mavuno, hii husababishwa na aina ya sahihi katika utunzaji. Mbali na hivyo pia magonjwa, wadudu, kutokuwa na mvua na mbegu za uhakika hupelekea uzalishaji duni. Kilimo tegemezi kwa mvua pia hurudisha nyuma zao hili la karanga, pia karanga ni vizuri zikavunwa pindi majani yanapokuwa meusi na mengine kuanza kudondoka, ambayo ni dalili ya kukomaa.

Wakulima wanaweza kupunguza hadi 50% za upotevu wa karanga baada ya mavuno,kwa kuzisambaza juani kwa muda wa siku 6-7 na kuzifunika ikiwa kuna mvua. Lengo kuu la kuanika ni kukausha maganda ili kuepusha uzalishaji wa sumu ya aflatoxin pia maganda yake kukauka vizuri na kurahisisha ubanguaji. Iwapo  ka

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oct
09

International Horticulture Stakeholders Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  09 October 2017 to 10 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Arusha,Tanzania

Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) in collaboration with International Trade Centre (ITC), jointly invites you to "International Horticulture Stakeholders Conference" to be in Arusha, Tanzania on 9th and 10th at Mount Meru Hotel on  

The conference will bring together stakeholders in the horticulture industry; government, producers,processors, input dealers and exporters to discuss about critical issues around horticulture transformation in Tanzania. 

The confirmed guest of honor is minister of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries Hon. Charles Tizeba.

Conference theme: "Horticulture Business Partnership for Inclusive Growth".

Entrance: Free to attend.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 26 September 2017 at 12:04

A reminder: Register now for Meru Farmer's Fair!!

Have you registered for a 3 day Meru Farmer's Fair  yet, which will take place in this coming October on 26th to 28th. Register early for the great offers incase you missed  out the first offers now, first come first served. To register and get all updates about the event through this LINK.


may
31

Tanzania Agri-Infra event

Event posted by in Horticulture in Tanzania
  31 May 2017, All Day Event
  Netherlands

TANZANIA AGRI-INFRA EVENT

On May 31st, there will be a Tanzania Agri- Infra Event, organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and NABC. The event will take place at RVO, and will focus on the following sectors: Agrologistics, Infrastructure, Fruit & Vegetable Sourcing and Potatoes. Registration will open soon.