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September 2017

Quality Declared Seed (QDS) producers Supported to market their Seed during the Nane Nane Agricultural show in Bukoba

By | September 14th, 2017|Our Blog|

Nane Nane is an agricultural show which takes place every year in the month of August in the North zone, Lake zone, Southern highland, Central and Western zones in Tanzania. In Kagera region, this event was held from 2nd to 8th August at Kyakailabwa ground in Bukoba district. The FoodTrade East and Southern Africa (FTESA) [...]

How improved value chain coordination is benefitting women in Southern Tanzania – Zinduka women’s group

By | September 7th, 2017|Our Blog|

Women represent 43% of the labor force in the agricultural sector, and the figure rises to 70% in some countries. Implementation of the FoodTrade ESA Gender Action Plan has seen projects adopt approaches that seek to address women farmers’ access to Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), including post-harvest handling, by facilitating better access to training venues [...]

Relevant technologies key to helping move smallholder farmers up the value chain

By | September 7th, 2017|Our Blog|

Agriculture is a mainstay of our region’s economies, contributing x% to East Africa’s GDP. However, it is a sector that has been slow to innovate. And even with consistent efforts to close the skills gap in good agriculture practices and post-harvest handling, low levels of technology penetration as well as the lack of proper machinery [...]