Chemical free Fertilizer pursues to bolster Organic Farming in Tanzania by way of boosting Markets for Crops produced for Organic Farmers initiated in Njombe
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The occasion was graced by Njombe’s District Commissioner, Ms. Kisa Kasongwa, on behalf of Njombe Regional Commissioner, Engineer Marwa Rubirya.
The Managing Director of Guavay Company Limited, Engineer Ahad Katera, notified the launch liturgy that the company is now producing 3,500 tons a year but schedules to boost production to 20,000 tons yearly. He mumbled the corporation is extremely targeting local avocado makers so that, they can competitively vend the fruits in
European and American markets.
“We want to help them increase productivity so that they can compete well and have their fruits accepted in those markets,” he explained.
He similarly explained, they are likewise targeting makers of vanilla, cocoa and coffee, explaining that those crops when developed by organic agricultural, they have a ready market overseas.
She applauded the firm for its pioneering undertaking and for collaborating well with experimenters from universities of Dar es Salaam, Sokoine and Makerere and the Commission for Science and Technology. The three-year research, that commenced in 2014 and finished up in 2017, was financed by Bolnnnovate Africa.
The DC said, the fertilizer, being traded under a trademark name of Hakika, is moreover a good for onion, maize and paddy and requested to the corporation to enhance production to curtail importation of fertilizers. She said, avocado is now a strategic cash crop for Njombe, Iringa and Mbeya Regions.
She bade to Extension Officers to teach farm on useful paths of utilizing the fertilizer and wield the fertilizer to maintain soil health. The delegate of Bolnnnovate Africa, Shira Mukiibi, told the fertilizer will improve agrarian production in Tanzania and neighboring countries. And complimented the Tanzanian administration for financing studies that strive to improve farming production.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent
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