DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua)
-- Tanzania and the European
Union (EU) on Wednesday launched three rice projects in
Tanzania aimed at increasing competitiveness and
improving the post-harvest value chain.
4.5-million-Euro project is expected to benefit more
than 30,000 smallholder farmers in eastern and southern
Tanzania’s regions of Morogoro and Iringa.
the EU, the three South Agriculture Growth Corridor of
Tanzania (SAGCOT) rice projects will focus on equipping
the farmers with post-harvest management skills to
enhance their competitiveness in the market.
They will be
implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Tanzania, HELVETAS Swiss Interco-operation and the Aga
Khan Foundation (AKF) Tanzania.
the official launch of the three projects, Mary
Mwanjelwa, Tanzania’s deputy minister for agriculture,
said the projects will add to the ongoing efforts by the
government to reduce post-harvest losses which account
for about 40 percent of all harvests.