Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
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Fresh Impetus for Palm Tree Production

The move will help to ease service delivery with regard to the production of palm tree

The government has intensified production of palm tree, to halt the importation of edible oil in the country. Annually the government spends over 400bn/- to import cooking oil. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, disclosed this yesterday after inspecting a palm tree farm belonging to the Bulombora National Service (JKT) Camp, as part…

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China’s South-South Cooperation helps WFP improve mobile app that links Zambian smallholder farmers to markets

The enhanced app will allow farmers to sell their crops and access market information and services from the safety of their homes

This week, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution from China through a South-South and Triangular cooperation COVID-19 opportunity fund. The contribution will be used to enhance the user experience of the Virtual Farmers Market mobile-based e-commerce application, known locally as Maano. The app, which virtually links…

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Nestlé unveils plans to support the transition to a regenerative food system

Nestlé’s regeneration efforts are launching under the umbrella title of “Generation Regeneration” focused on farmers, youth, consumers and its own employees

Nestlé (www.Nestle.com) is laying out its plans to support and accelerate the transition to a regenerative food system – one that aims to protect and restore the environment, improve the livelihoods of farmers and enhance the well-being of farming communities. Nestlé will work with its food system partners, including the…

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Innovative partnerships for sustainable solutions in Zimbabwe

The sharing of expertise that connects farmers to technology has been vital to support business development through e-commerce

On International day of South-South Cooperation (12 September), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) acknowledges the Global south’s important contribution to alleviate food insecurity and malnutrition in Zimbabwe. The Governments of Brazil, China, India and South Africa, have provided tangible transfer of information, resources and expertise to Zimbabwe over…

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UN Peace Chief Visits Conflict and Flood-affected Malakal in South Sudan

As part of a four-day peace mission to South Sudan, the Under-Secretary-General for United Nations Peace Operations visited the area to see first-hand the impact on communities

Flying across the Upper Nile, it’s easy to see the impact of flooding on the local population. Many areas are water-logged which is creating additional hardship for people already suffering as the result of sporadic fighting between community militia groups as well as persistent cattle-raiding. People have lost their crops,…

Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tanzania Vows to Enhance Food Security

Agriculture is seen as central to industrialisation and a source of livelihood for approximately 65 percent of the Tanzanian population

Vice-President, Dr. Philip Mpango has reaffirmed Tanzania's commitment to improve the agricultural sector and boost food security for socio-economic prosperity. In realising agricultural sector transformation and growth, the government has been taking various measures, notably improvement of the National Agriculture Policy, 2013 and the Zanzibar Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ZASDP…

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Water Pool Project for Somaliland Villages by TİKA

With the project, 800 households living in villages are expected to continue their agriculture and livestock activities

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) built water pools in Somaliland, which is facing the danger of famine because it is one of the regions that receive the least rainfall in the African continent. TİKA implemented water pools project in Somaliland, which is suffering from drought, especially in agriculture and…

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US$110,000 Awarded to Young Agrifood Changemakers in the Third Annual Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

Two agribusinesses working towards food systems transformation in Africa win grand prizes in the third annual GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

Fourteen inspiring, young entrepreneurs from across Africa, pitched their innovative agribusinesses to influential judges and delegates at the pitch finale of the Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize (https://GoGettaz.africa) competition held at the 2021 AGRF Virtual Summit (https://AGRF.Summit.tc) and broadcast online to an audience of millions on other platforms. Generation Africa…

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Youth-led, African Agribusinesses Announced as Pitch AgriHack 2021 Winners

African agritech innovators win cash awards to grow and scale their businesses in the seventh Pitch AgriHack competition

Six youth-led agribusinesses showcasing market-ready innovations for African farmers – which include mobile crop processing machinery, produce delivery services and e-commerce and farm financing platforms – won a share of the US$45,000 Pitch AgriHack 2021 competition today at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). The companies, which now have an…

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In a Bold Bid to Spark Tech Innovations for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects Founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as Winners of Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

A combined US$1.5 million in grants to help fund rapid expansion plans, providing much-needed services for smallholder farmers: ColdHubs for its solar-powered pop-up cooling stations; Hello Tractor for its creative solution to Africa’s farm machinery challenges

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in coolers for smallholder vegetable farmers and Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, a Kenyan company that has become known across Africa as the “Uber of tractors,” were selected today as the winners of the…