EDITORIAL: AVAIL QUALITY SEEDS TO LIBERATE OUR FARMERS

Quality seeds are unquestionably the basic input for increasing agricultural output. Effectiveness of other inputs like fertilisers and irrigation depends largely on improved seeds.

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5 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers decry lack of quality seeds, inputs

Farmers here have cited lack of proper channels to access quality seeds and other inputs as a major obstacle constraining their efforts to achieve economic growth.

 

4 years ago

TheCitizen

Only modern farming will liberate farmers

Speaking in Lindi at the climax of Farmers’ Day celebrations, President Jakaya Kikwete informed the nation that Tanzania has enough food reserve to feed the population for three years. That is encouraging news indeed, given that our recent past has seen numerous parts of the country being reduced to relief food dependants in certain periods of the year.

 

3 years ago

TheCitizen

JPM warns against poor quality cotton seeds

President John Magufuli has warned ginneries against selling substandard cotton seeds to farmers.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers in worry over seeds crisis

Residents in Mwanza this week expressed concern over the continued lack of millet seeds even as they strive to grow drought resistant crops.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers urged to use improved seeds

Agricultural productivity could rise significantly if the farmers stick to use of improved seeds recommended by researchers, according to an expert.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers in dire need of soy seeds

Nduruma villagers in Arumeru District, Arusha Region, are concerned about challenges in accessing soy seeds despite sentisation by the government to grow the crop.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers pay dearly for using bad seeds

The use of poor seed varieties is hampering food production, with yields declining every year by at least 10 per cent, findings of a new research have revealed.

 

5 years ago

TheCitizen

Arumeru farmers up in arms over ‘fake’ seeds from agents

>Farmers in Kikatiti Ward, Arumeru District, Arusha Region, are up in arms over alleged sale of fake seeds by some unscrupulous agricultural inputs agents in their area.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

Brexit sows seeds of doubt for British farmers

Dependent on foreign workers and subsidies from Brussels, Britain's small but important agricultural sector is losing sleep over the possible fallout from Brexit, but hopes a future outside the EU will open up new export opportunities.

 

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