The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute heightens the production of improved seeds

Published Apr 21, 2023

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The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) has successfully managed to heighten production of improved seeds varieties for different crops from 481,23 tonnes in 2020/21 to 1,225,872 tonnes in 2021/2022.

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Moreover, in the same period of two years, the state –owned search research Institute also managed to improve production of seedlings/stems/plants from 7,998,784 in 2021/22 to 19,822,349 in 2023, including avocado, palms, cassava, sugar cane, round potatoes, cashews, fruits as well as spices. Giving an exclusive interview to The Guardian in Dodoma Capital City, the Director General (DG) for TARI, Dr. Geoffrey Mkamilo said the development was part of concerted efforts by the institute to assure the farmers across the country are equipped by enough improved seeds varieties to help them expanding their crop’s production and productivity. "In terms of the distribution of the best agricultural technologies, we have succeeded in opening four Agricultural Technology Transfer Hubs (ATH) in different areas of the country, including the Nyakabindi Bub in Simiyu, Nzuguni (Dodoma), Fatma Mwasa (Tabora) and the Morogoro- based Mwalimu Julius Nyerere center," he explained. Together with that, ...
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