Why TBL’s contract farming is a game changer for farmers

Some farmers in Tanzania now worry less about meeting their financial obligation including preparing children’s future, this is thanks to contract farming arrangement with the Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL). The brewer, which started direct contract farming four years ago, has so far engaged with 4,524 barley, sorghum and grape farmers…

CRDB learns from Malaysia SME success

CRDB Bank Plc has met government officials in Malaysia to learn how small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs) have successfully built a robust economy in the Asian country. Bank’s chairman Ally Laay and managing director Abdulmajid Nsekela led the delegation that met Undersecretary of the Policy and International Relations Division, of…

Mozambique security forces kill 16 insurgents

Mozambican security forces killed sixteen insurgents this week following direct combat in Cabo Delgado province, the government announced Wednesday. “[Several] other terrorists died due to attacks by wild animals,” Mr Bernardino Rafael, the Commander-General of the Republic of Mozambique Police, said during a meeting with residents at the administrative post…

Felicien Kabuga played key role in Rwanda genocide, prosecutors tell court

Rwandan tycoon Felicien Kabuga played a "substantial" role in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi that shocked the world, prosecutors have said at the opening of his trial in The Hague. Once one of Rwanda's richest men, the 87-year-old Kabuga used his vast wealth to set up hate media that…

Chart out plans for Loliondo reserve: advice

Arusha. The Ngorongoro board has been tasked to come up with new tourism products that can be executed at the newly demarcated reserve in Loliondo. The annexed Pololeti Game Reserve has been placed under the management of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (NCAA). Natural Resources and Tourism minister Pindi Chana…

The nation helps itself by helping smallholders

The importance of agriculture in the national economy has been a major talking point since Tanzania gained independence more than six decades ago. However, the vast majority of smallholder farmers remain stuck in the same old ways. Smallholders, who comprise nearly 80 percent of those depending on rain-fed agriculture for…

Tanzania launches Africa’s first $300 million smart economic zone

The newly launched Mkinga Economic Zone project is expected to take Tanzania’s intercontinental trade to new heights. The $300 million (about Sh700 billion) project in Tanga Region, is expected to act as a gateway to over 18 landlocked countries in the region. It is the first smart economic zones in…

First beneficiaries of free Primary school education to sit final exams

The first batch of beneficiaries of free education are set to complete Standard Seven next week as they sit for their Primary School Leaving Examinations. The group was the first when the fee free education policy that kicked off in 2016. This comes at a time when government working round…