BEANS and maize farmers in Kigoma region are set to increase their production during the 2022/23 farming season after finding a reliable market at the World Food Programme (WFP) that offers them a good purchasing process.
Speaking to journalists in a recent trip to the region to witness achievements realized from the Kigoma Joint Programme (KJP) by the Kigoma Regional Commissioner Office and WFP, farmers said that they are now confident of widening the scope of their production due to the available market. “We are confident of increasing production of beans and maize due tro guaranteed markets from the WFP. The UN Agency has really put a smile on farmers’ faces by not only offering profitable prices but also training on good agriculture practices through the KJP programme,” said Adolf Kisindahembe, Secretary at Kurugongo Agricultural Marketing Cooperative Society (AMCOS) in Kasulu District Council. According to him, WFP had since the 2018/19 harvest season offered farmers between 1,950/- and 2,000/- per kilo of beans. During the 2021/21 farmers from the AMCOS had harvested a total of 22.5 tons of beans which earned them 39million/- after selling them to WFP. “Farmers have been convinced to increase ...
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