DAR ES SALAAM, (Xinhua) --
The World Food Programme (WFP)
on Thursday pledged to support Tanzania’s
smallholder farmers to move away from subsistence
farming and improve their food security.
Beasley, the WFP Director General, said the UN
organization will support the smallholder farmers by
addressing the causes of post-harvest losses in key
commodity crops, access to extension services,
quality inputs and access to markets.
support will focus on promoting crop diversification
and investing in technologies to ease women’s
workload,” said Beasley when he held talks with
Tanzanian President John Magufuli at State House in
the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
2015/2016, the WFP commissioned a comprehensive Zero
Hunger Strategy Review on food security and
nutrition in the east African nation based on the
targets Sustainable Development Goal number two—zero
said the WFP has co-designed a multi-stakeholder
initiative to increase the incomes of 250,000
smallholder farmers in prioritized regions.
the support, the WFP will specifically target women
farmers both in farming and in small-scale
processing, said the WFP chief.
these are possible under the impressive leadership
of President John Magufuli,” Beasley was quoted in a
statement by the Directorate of Presidential
Communication at State House.
added: “Tanzania could produce surplus food for the
entire African region.”
President Magufuli praised the WFP for supporting
smallholder farmers to improve their welfare.
WFP for efforts it was taking to support my
government’s resolve to improve the livelihoods of
Tanzanians,” said Magufuli.