Tanzania gears up for local production of Cobb 500 chickens

The Tanzanian poultry industry is gearing up for the introduction of Cobb 500 broiler chickens by a new breeding partnership between Irvines Tanzania Limited and Tyson Foods of the United States of America. Irvines Tanzania Managing Director Pietro Stella said the Sh32 billion poultry farm in the Kilimanjaro region will…

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Boost for African cotton sectors from UNCTAD

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will support Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Uganda to add value to their cotton sectors. “We expect improved capacity of policymakers to formulate evidence-based polices that improve the value add to cotton and devise investment profiles to attract investors,” said Kris Terauds,…

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Tanzania scraps 17 coffee levies to stimulate production

The Tanzanian government says it hopes to boost productivity by scrapping 17 taxes and levies that were charged for the buying, processing, marketing and selling of coffee to local and export markets. Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Minister Charles Tizeba said the review followed numerous complaints from farmers and value chain…

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Increased chances of La Niña in spring, summer

There is an increased chance of La Niña conditions developing during the remaining spring months and summer, predictions from the US Climate Prediction Centre show. According to the latest El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) diagnostic discussion issuedView Post by the CPC, predictions show that a La Niña system can form as…

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