Tanzania discovers high yielding palm oil seeds poised to boost production

RBD Palm Oil
Palm Kernel & Nut
Published Mar 2, 2023

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Tanzanian research institutes have discovered new high yielding palm oil seeds that is set to boost the cultivation of the trees and production of the edible oil in the country.

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The new variety of the palm oil seeds called Terena has gone through trials in some of the cultivation areas in the country such as Kigoma, Kagera, Tabora and Coastal regions and has shown good results. Announcing the good news during a swearing in of state leaders yesterday in Dodoma, Tanzanian premier Kassim Majaliwa said that the discovery is a great step made by the research institutions in the recent past for the agricultural sector. “The government has been strategizing with the view to increasing local production of palm oil seeds so as to reduce dependence on importation and end price fluctuations hence this discovery is a big breakthrough for the country,” said Majaliwa. He has also urged Small Industries Development Organisations (SIDOs) to continue developing good and simple palm oil milling technologies, which can enable Tanzanians to produce more and better oil in the country. According to Smallholder Oil Palm Handbook Module1, in oil palm, the best yields are ...
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