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Tanzania: Pepper farmers trained on organic farming

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Tanzania
Published Jul 15, 2022

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More than 250 pepper farmers have been trained in organic farming to boost their productivity and increase income. This was said at the just ended 46th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) yesterday by the Director of Katoro Fresh Business, Mr Tendi Lushinge who facilitated the training under the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) support.

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MORE than 250 pepper farmers have been trained in organic farming to boost their productivity and increase income. This was said at the just ended 46th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) yesterday by the Director of Katoro Fresh Business, Mr Tendi Lushinge who facilitated the training under the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) support. "The young people we trained have been able to cultivate and now own large pepper fields about 370 acres and we continue to monitor them so that they can continue to do well in the pepper market," he said. Katoro Fresh Business is specialized in pepper farming, said they continue to train other young people. "We give them education but we continue to monitor the quality of the fertilizer used since we used to buy their products," he said. He said they are currently selling their products to Zambia, Kenya and local companies. In addition he said apart from teaching them agro ecology they also taught them the best production ...
Source: All Africa
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