Tag: Maize
Storage Project Set to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss in Tanzania

Seventeen crop storage schemes with a capacity of over 80,000 tonnes in ten different points countrywide are being built to reduce post-harvest losses estimated at US$1.8m. The Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) is representing the government in this public-private venture, according ...

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A cut in summer crop output but not worse off

Comment by Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural Economist at FNB Agri-Business The rebound in production conditions from the beginning of January 2019 spurred farmers to catch up with plantings of summer crops, particularly maize whose planting window was almost closed. This is reflected in the ...

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Good rains lift crop production estimates

Good rains lift crop production estimates

Comment by Paul Makube, Senior Agricultural economist at FNB Agri-Business After a slow start to the 2018/19 summer crop season with severe dryness during December 2018 in the growing areas particularly in parts of the North West and the Free State, conditions rebounded early in January 2019 as ...

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Tanzania’s GMO maize field trials show promise

Tanzania's confined field trials of genetic modified maize is showing promise. The crop has reportedly shown signs of withstanding stem borer and fall armyworm attacks this year, which marks 2 years since the beginning of the trials. The confined field trials (CFT), which started in April 2016, ...

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