Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

8 November 2012

Tanzania: Villagers to Receive Seedlings

Photo: Kate Holt/Irin
Tanzania has made equipping farmers with implements a primary concern in a drive termed "Kilimo Kwanza" meaning Agriculture First (file photo).

Mwanza — THE Ngongoseke farm project will distribute seedlings to more than 2,000 families at Nsola Village in Magu district in Mwanza region early next year.

The Executive Chairman of the project, Peter Ngongoseke told the 'Daily News' in Nsola village that Ngongoseke farm will distribute fruit and plant seedlings to over 2,000 families in the village. "The seedlings will help communities more fruit seedlings trees," said Ngongoseke.

He noted that the programme will also help to conserve the environment. The Ngongoseke Farm Project manager, George Lupimo said that Ngongoseke farms make use of green house and drip irrigation technologies for organic farming. Ngongoseke grows amongst other things oranges, cherry tomatoes and sweet corn.

Mr Lupimo explained that Mwanza was selected to host the project due to water availability, absence of salt water and climatic conditions that favours the growing of wide range of vegetables and fruits and the project plans export the produce in the near future.

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