23 November 2012

Tanzania: Go Commercially, Kagera Sugarcane Farmers Told

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Women vendors selling their agricultural produce at a Tanzanian market (file photo).

FARMERS in Kagera Region have been advised to diversify agricultural production by growing sugarcane on commercial basis.

Agricultural engineer Issa Ndemwa, noted that Misenyi district, in particular, had potential to produce tonnage of sugarcane, as it had abundant valleys suitable for such production. The district has a total of 15,000 hectares of arable land which could accelerate the region's development.

He revealed that the CRDB Bank had agreed to give a 2bn/- loan to Out growers Association for development of sugarcane production. He urged the residents in the region to utilize this opportunity by growing sugarcane.

Meanwhile, Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Fabian Massawe has urged leaders of various religious faiths, NGOS, political parties and journalists to utilize the remaining few days by sensitizing people to participate fully in the Population and Housing Census due to kick off on Sunday.

The call was made by the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) Nassor Mnambila on behalf of Mr Massawe, while opening a one day seminar for government, civil and religious leaders on Tuesday.

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