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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wadaiwa shilingi 50,000 kwa ajili ya maabara za shule ndipo maombi yafikiriwe

Serikali inahusika na kuwacheleweshea wakulima pembejeo, kutokana na kushindwa kukamilisha mikataba na wadau wa kilimo kwa wakati.

Hayo yalielezwa jana na afisa kilimo wa mkoa wa Mbeya Enock Nyasebwa alipozungumza na waandishi wa habari ofisini kwake.

Alitoa kauli hiyo kufuatia malalamiko ya wakulima wa wilaya za Mbozi na Momba ambao kupitia vikundi vyao waliomba serikali mapema mwaka huu kuwakopesha pembejeo za kilimo cha mahindi.

Maombi hayo ya mikopo ya pembejeo yametokana na serikali kubadili mfumo wa kutoa pembejeo kwa njia ya ruzuku ambao ulishindikana na kubuni mpango mpya ambao wakulima kupitia vikundi vyao wanaomba mkopo kupitia idara ya kilimo na benki na serikali kutoa mkopo huu ukiwa umechangiwa na wakulima kwa asilimia 20 na riba ya mkopo kulipwa na serikali.

Hata hivyo serikali imeonekana kusuasua katika kutekeleza mpango huo hali iliyowasababishia wakulima kupata pembejeo kwa wakati muafaka.

Akizungumza na gazeti hili mwenyekiti wa chama cha wakulima wa Momba Sadiki Simaya alisema kuwa serikali iliahidi kutoa pembejeo kabla ya msimu wa kilimo kuanza lakini mpaka sasa mvua zimeanza na hakuna lolote katika utekelezaji wa mpago huo.

Simaye aliongeza kuwa kutokana na hali hii wana wasiwasi kuwa huenda wakashindwa kupanda mahindi kwa wakati na hivyo kupata hasara na kuongezeka kwa gharama kwani mashamba yaliyolimwa yameanza kuota nyasi na hivyo kuwalazimu kulima tena waliwa wanasubiri pembejeo.

Mwenyekiti wa kijiji cha Halungu Charles Simkoko ameeleza kusikitishwa na mipango ya serikali ya kuwatoza vikundi vya wakulima mchango wa shilingi 50,000 kwa ajili ya ujenzi wa maabara kama sharti la kupata mikopo hiyo ya pembejeo.

Mkulima mwingine kutoka Tunduma Economic Group Dr Samson Kibona alilalamikia utaratibu huo kuwa unaweza kuwaathiri wasipate mazao ya kutosha msimu huu iwapo watachelewa kupanda mazao yao kwa wakati kwani mvua za kwanza ni za kupandia.

Akifafanua zaidi Kibona alisema kuwa mpaka sasa wameshindwa kuuza mahindi ya mwaka huu kwa kukosa soko hali inayowafanya washindwe kufanya chochote zaidi ya kungojea mikopo hiyo.

Hata hivyo afisa kilimo huyo wa mkoa alitetea ucheleweshaji huo kuwa serikali inafanya mazungumzo na wadau wa kilimo yakiwemo mabenki na makampuni ya ununuzi wa mazao na kuhakikisha kuwa wakulima wanaingia mikataba kwa kutoa asilimia 20 ambapo serikali itatoa asilimia 20 na mabenki kutoa asilimia 60 ya mkopo huo “tunaamini kuwa wakulima watapata pembejeo mapema mara baada ya kukamilisha mikataba hiyo” alisisitiza.

Naye afisa kilimo wilaya ya Mbozi alipohojiwa juu ya kuweka masharti ya kuchangia 50,000 kwa vikundi vinavyoomba mkopo alisema sisi tunawaomba tu hatuwalazimishi kauli inayopingwa na viongozi wa vikundi.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Growing soy beans and maize

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Maintaining ecosystem

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How does investment in agriculture plays part in economic growth? Can we invest in mixed farming and maintain ecosystem? a simple circle! plants feeds from animals and animals feeds from plants does it sense?
 we take chicken manure and feed plants then we take plants green leaves, oil seeds like sunflower cakes and corns to feed chicken. Organic ferming.

Africa is one of the most fertile regions on earth. Yet, while the continent boasts 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, one in four Africans still go hungry and Africa still imports 40% of the food it needs.
While recent developments in African agriculture show tremendous promise, the continent still lacks viable ways of channeling investment money to the millions of dynamic entrepreneurs with viable business ideas in sectors such as farming, aquaculture and agro-processing. Indeed, Africa is losing huge potential investments each year. This loss has effects for jobs and economic growth.
These are a few key changes necessary to make this possible.
1. Attract greater investment
Over the past decade, Africa has harboured some of the fastest growing economies in the world, to a large extent linked to oil, gas and mining. Growth like that draws investors looking for further opportunities and the challenge is to remove the obstacles that prevent this investment money from reaching the continent.
African agriculture has an abundance of investment opportunities: in equipment, transport, irrigation and infrastructure; investment for farmers to go from subsistence to commercial farming; and investment in training, research and support for smallholders as well as small and medium enterprises. Such investments could deliver manifold returns; for the investors, yes, but also in terms of jobs, food security and better incomes for small farmers.
2. Reduce the cost of money
For local investment in agriculture to flourish, it is crucial that the cost of borrowing money be reduced. Real interest rates on loans to agricultural projects (and to small shops and industry ventures, for that matter) exceed 20% in many African countries. No business can thrive if it has to borrow at those rates. It should be possible to access capital well below 10% – even in so-called frontier markets – if we simplify banking, reduce perceptions of risk and introduce functioning insurance.
Venture capital and equity must be made more available. Financing from international and regional financial institutions could be put to good use by guaranteeing and underwriting equity investors who invest in small enterprises. And we need to make Africa’s stock markets more accessible to both small and international actors.
3. Strengthen appropriate governmental regulation
Should governments just “get out of the way” and let the private sector sort these questions out by itself? Absolutely not. If the past five years of global crisis have taught us anything, it is that markets work best when they are well regulated for the benefit of society.
Governments need to ensure, for example, that smallholder farmers – especially women – can access new sources of credit and equity, and that they are not squeezed out by large agribusiness. Governments can encourage the creation of cooperatives, provide technical support and training, help with the development of new seed varieties, invest in roads and water systems, and protect against predatory investors.
Farmers also need well-regulated commodity exchanges so they can sell their products at global market rates, rather than to monopoly buyers who squeeze the prices.
4. Strike a balance between big and small businesses
Africa needs large, commercial farms as well as small ones. But it doesn’t need foreign investors who appropriate land and water to supply food and bio-fuels to other countries, while creating few jobs and driving populations from their homes. Only strong and principled policies by responsible governments can ensure the right balance between large and small, foreign and local.
Such a balance is already being struck in some countries. Nigeria’s agriculture minister has launched an ambitious plan to add 20m metric tons of food to the domestic supply, while creating 3.5m new jobs. In the first year of its transformation push, Nigeria reached over 75% of its job creation target and has met the first Millennium Development Goal, cutting hunger by half, three years ahead of schedule.
Other countries are making similar strides. Such success stories exist all over Africa. If we scale these up, the continent can rid itself of hunger within a decade, create jobs and generate growth for both within and far beyond.
The Africa Progress Panel, chaired by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, will this year explore ways of meeting this challenge. Its 2014 report will focus on how African farmers and fishing communities can access the money they need to create green and blue revolutions in Africa.

Mbozi meteorite a home for coffee plantation

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Among of tourism attractions in Southern Highland region is Mbozi meteorite which is located about 70 km from Mbeya city.  On the way to the site you will enjoy to see coffee farms. A first coffee plant was planted at Mbozi Mission hospital in 1902 by Bauchman the first missionary in Mbozi.

Nowadays coffee are grown by every body.

The introduction of avocados as commercial crops has played a vital part in growing economy as every villager can grow avocados (parachichi) and thus increasing family income.

A farmer is grafting avocado seedlings.

Mbozi meteorite about 12 tones of weight 98 nickel

Avocados nurseries before grafting
 Grafted avocado seedlings ready for planting

Coffee farms at Itaka village in Mbozi district

a farmer Mr Kenneth Mwang'amba working on his coffee farm at Itaka village
Mr Mwang'amba now is our ambassador in coffee matters

Let's talk Coffee that is how slogan tries to tell

Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (Tacri) Mbimba station is performing miracles in coffee seedlings production. Mr Isack Mushi the station manager training farmers on how to care coffee especially pruning suckers
 Coffee waiting harvest

Tanzania's President encouraging farmers to extend more farms in cash crops. He was officially opening CRDB branch in Mbozi to enable farmers groups to access credit facilities.
Mbozi farmers can manage to build best houses and live at least best life only from coffee produces

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What about poultry farming and cattle rearing? The land is available for all purposes. Make physical survey.
 Poultry farming especially indigenous chicken is practiced  at low scale in villages

 Improved indigenous poultry

 You can commercialize indigenous poultry and increase income especially for rural areas in Tanzania, the demand is high.

 The mixed farming can improve nutrition and standard of living in rural Tanzania where most children fail to attend to school for primary education due to poverty.
The Agricultural Inputs Fund (AGITF) in Tanzania has played a role in alleviating poverty by lending loans to farmers which lead directly in creating employment as seen in the picture where tractor is offloading banana plants ready for planting. 

This has direct impact in poverty eradication as these workers get daily or weekly pay to enable their families get breads.

 The mixed farming ensures food security at household level and national wide as a whole. Vegetable and other crops are inter cropped

President Obama visited Tanzania.  Things are still needing foreign investors to partner with Tanzanian to bring changes politically, economically and socially.

The people living in remote or rural areas are highly suffering from poverty so something should be done
 People especially who lives in town or where can access energy (electricity) services can easily get knowledge and technical know how though media. They can learn how to grow chicken and using incubators also to know challenges facing farmers like poultry diseases.
 The area is also suitable for cattle keeping who are interested to invest in this sector are highly welcomed

Fish farming is also another deal, in mixed farming nothing is impossible.
 Mr Morohani Mwamlima a farmer at Igamba village showing something on how to feed fish

 The fish farming is a new idea in Mbeya region so investors are welcomed to boost this sector

 RIU Research Into Use an institution playing a vital part in providing education to rural farmers, the government should work in hand to hand with this institute.

Agriculture can employ many

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Tanzania's President Hon Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete signing document for agriculture enhancing program. In Tanzania we have special program with slogan Kilimo Kwanza or Agriculture First that is to put ahead agriculture.

Mbeya Region Commissioner Abbas Kandoro emphasizing about extension servicesHuduma za Ugani in implementing agriculture first yaani Kilimo Kwanza in Mbeya region.

Maize farming in Momba district the land is suitable in growing finger millet, sorghum, sesame and fruits like water melon, cucumbers and veggies.

The maize farms are located from Chimbuya village in Mbozi district up to Mkutano village in Momba district but you can grow rice in low lands of Kamsamba, Chitete, Msangano, Kapele and Myunga wards of Momba district.

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Investing in agriculture

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Agriculture in Africa especially in Tanzania

 Coffee plantation young plants

 Harvesting coffee mostly worked with women in the villages

Intensive agriculture

 Mr Robinson at his Sweet Unit Farm, Bara village in Mbozi district. A very good farmer with more than 50 acres (Estate)

The Mbeya Region Commissioner Hon Kandoro addressing about importance of investing in intensive agriculture

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We think of SAGCOT

We need to step up food production and one place in the world where there is great potential to do just that is Africa. This is where we can get real growth. We have to use existing farmland and intensify production. And to do so we need better technologies that are sustainable,” says Johan Janse van Rensburg, a marketing specialist at Dow.

 Not only coffee in Mbeya region but also papaya and avocados can be grown.

Since 2012 when Tanzania’s Prime Minister Hon Peter Mizengo Kayanza Pinda chaired the Investors summit in his office how far have they gone?  It was 30th April 2012.

The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is an inclusive, multi-stakeholder partnership to rapidly develop the region’s agricultural potential. SAGCOT was initiated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa summit 2010 with the support of founding partners including farmers, agri-business, the Government of Tanzania and companies from across the private sector. 

SAGCOT’s objective is to foster inclusive, commercially successful agribusinesses that will benefit the region’s small-scale farmers, and in so doing, improve food security, reduce rural poverty and ensure environmental sustainability. The risk-sharing model of a public-private partnership (PPP) approach has been demonstrated to be successful in achieving these goals and SAGCOT marks the first PPP of such a scale in Tanzania’s agricultural history.

 Eating avocados can help to lower bad cholesterol and enhance libido

 For agricultural products processing, Mbozi and Momba districts are strong hold points

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