Tanzania’s exertions to acquire reforms in agriculture, the Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT) has to provide Education on ethical Irrigation system to boost Production
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The AMDT has also urged growers to decrease dependency on rain-fed agriculture, rather they should welcome dry husbandry.
The advice was made on Saturday by AMDT Chief Executive Officer, Charles Ogutu, when called upon the demonstration farm of beans in Londoto village , Simanjiro district, Manyara Region. Ogutu said agriculturalist have been missing out the opportunity to double their income especially in the dry season due to engaging in the agriculture which depends on rain.
“We will continue to provide education on better irrigation procedure through demonstration farms provided by various research institutes for quality seeds and to improve the cultivation of crops in the country,” Mr. Ogutu emphasised.
Adding:” the purpose of providing education to the farmers of beans and sunflowers crops is to ensure that the farmers are able to cultivate at least two times in a year, and be able to increase their income and ensure reliable food throughout the year.”
For his part, Ward’s Agriculture Officer, Charles Ndalechi said previously before training, beans farmers used to harvest three to five bags but now they can harvest between eight and 10 bags in two seasons in a year.
“This positive result has been brought by the response of the farmers in cultivating the crops by using the quality seeds and the correct use of pesticides as well as correct methods of irrigation farming after being trained by the Beula Institute,” he added.
Fadhili Seif, one of legatee of the training who committed in the cultivation of beans at Londoto village, Simanjiro District, in Manyara region, said the training helped him to raise income.
“We believe that this training will increase the income of individual farmers and ensure food security in the country due to the good production of crops resulting from the quality seeds used in our agriculture in this country,” he said.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent