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Potato News from Tanzania

Farmers in Tanzania benefit from more resilient potato varieties
Situated in the Northeast of Tanzania, the district of Lushoto is part of the so called highlands of Tanzania where potatoes are traditionally grown. Due to heat and lack of resilient potato varieties, farmers would often lose all the crop.
Potato farmers in Tanzania get recommendation to use Mechanization
In a bid to increase yields of Irish potatoes production in Tanzania, Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzanians (SAGCOT) has introduced a new system where its growers are encouraged to use modern tilling tractors in its pilot study areas.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tanzania signs agreement with The Netherlands to boost Potato Production
Potato growers in Tanzania stand to benefit from a new agreement between Netherlands and Tanzania, targeting to help farmers in the country boost the tubers production as well as being provided with potential market outlets abroad.
East African drone pilot project started to gather crop data in Tanzania
Researchers from the University of Nairobi, the International Potato Centre (CIP) and others ave started a pilot project in Tanzania, where a drone was able to pinpoint 14 different varieties of sweet potatoes in Ukiriguru Research Institute in Mwanza.
Friday, February 26, 2016
A recent case study by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) showcases a new effort to produce high quality seed potatoes for farmers in Tanzania.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Mtanga Farms Limited (MFL) - in collaboration with Nigeria-based company Tonny Elumelu Foundation - will invest in a 2,200-hectare farm to produce the potato seeds in Tanzania.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011