KILIMO KWANZA

Numerous reports have been coming in about recent developments under the ‘Agriculture First’ or ‘Green Revolution’ Policy:

– The Tanzania Investment Bank is loaning some TShs 17 billion in response to applications (mostly from savings and credit cooperatives) for 170 agricultural development projects.

– A rice development project designed to benefit 3,000 people in Tabora, Singida and Morogoro districts is focusing on paddy production, seed production and processing.

– To boost coffee production the government is extending the subsidy already given to food crop farmers, to coffee farmers.

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