How a social scheme changed lives of Kigoma coffee farmers

Coffee is one of the Tanzania’s primary crops, representing about five per cent of total exports and 24 per cent of traditional cash crops. More than 90 per cent of local coffee comes from smallholders, going by reports from the 2013 National Coffee Conference.

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5 years ago

TheCitizen

INSIGHT: New scheme changing the lives of farmers in Tanzania

>Andre Mayi, 58, is a farmer from Seloto village in Babati District. He is also the village chairman. He has 10 acres of land on which he grows maize, pigeon peas, beans, bananas, vegetables and fruits. He also keeps cows, goats, milk, local chicken and pigs. In all his farming years Mayi admits he has never used industrial fertilizer until now  believing it ruins the soils and so did nearly everyone else in his village. However, through a research programme known as Africa Rising, this...

 

3 years ago

Zitto Kabwe, MB

Municipal Social Security scheme touted in Kigoma

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Municipal Social Security  scheme touted in Kigoma  

The Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council (KUMC) has passed an unprecedented motion raised by the constituency MP, Hon Kabwe Zuberi Ruyagwa Zitto, to establish the Kigoma/Ujiji Municipality Social Security Scheme (KUMSSS). This happened on the full council meeting held on 30th January 2016. This motion is the first ever of this kind in Tanzania.

The main purpose is to seeking to extend universal health coverage to the entire population of the...

 

5 years ago

Michuzi

when lives of many children get changed

With salams and jambo from Bukoba Please note, the read and blue marking on the head, these are the four points where cancerous boils were removed and he was getting dressing. IZAAS bears witness that since ZIDO and these ladies group joined hands with IZAAS they have changed  lives of many children. Kindly read see attachment below. Mubaarak Abdullah.

 

3 years ago

BBC

'Tunisia attack changed our lives'

Briton Colin Bidwell returns to the resort of Sousse in Tunisia, nearly one year since a lone gunman opened fire on a beach, killing 38 tourists - 30 of them British.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

TaCRI launches scheme to increase coffee production

The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) has embarked on a training programme for farmers on modern crop husbandry in order to enable coffee to regain its lost glory.

 

2 years ago

TheCitizen

How solar power station changed villagers’ lives

Elisha Laizer owns a small stationery store that provides photocopying and printing services in Kitumbeine, a Maasai village 150 kilometres from the city of Arusha. Kitumbeine is also 40 kilometres from the nearest electricity grid, but that has not stopped Elisha.

 

4 years ago

TheCitizen

Farmers: We arent benefiting from coffee

Coffee is neglected, farmers say. They said although they put a lot of efforts on developing the crop, they were not benefiting by it.

 

3 years ago

TheCitizen

Councillors tout for own social security scheme

The Kigoma Urban Municipal Council (KUMC) has approved an unprecedented motion raised by the constituency MP, Mr Zitto Kabwe, to establish the Kigoma/Ujiji Municipal Social Security Scheme (KUMSSS).

 

3 years ago

TheCitizen

Sh55bn scheme launched for smallholder farmers

 Smallholder farmers in Tanzania are set to benefit from a $25 million (about Sh55 billion) new Agriculture Finance (AgriFin) programme launched here yesterday.

 

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