Tanzania launches program to boost agricultural sector

By Bisola Adeyemo

Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan says her administration will boost agricultural production, as well as markets for agricultural products abroad.
President Hassan stated this on Monday  at the launching of agricultural transformation program aimed at unlocking challenges facing the sector and making the east African nation food self-sufficient.
Hassan disclosed that her administration increased budgets for research, seed multiplication, and extension services to boost agricultural production.
While revealing her plan for the construction of crops warehouses in rural areas, she said plans are underway to ensure warehouses in rural areas aim at controlling post-harvest losses.
President Hassan urged the private sector, both local and foreign, and development partners to support the program to enable it meet its goals.
According to Hussein Bashe, the Minister for Agriculture said the program will also boost both food and commercial crops by improving research and development, agricultural funding, irrigation farming, seeds multiplication, soil testing, and improving working conditions of agricultural extension officers across the country.

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