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Hydropower boosts country opportunity on SADC

With the construction of the Julius Nyerere hydropower project, Tanzania stands a better chance of implementing Southern African Development Community (SADC) agenda on trade and industrialization, experts have observed.   The experts aired their views as the SADC precedings meetings of the ordinary summit are ongoing in the city at which...
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Agriculture remains underfunded in East Africa

During the East African Community Agriculture Budget Summit last week, small scale farmers in member states expressed concerns over the agriculture sector that has remained under funded calling on the member states to meet the Malabo declaration. “I acknowledge so many challenges that our small scale farmers in the region...
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EAC Not On Track On Malabo Agreement

. EAC average is 5.27 points “which means the region is not on track,” the report said, attributing the scenario to poor investment in agriculture. Agriculture is a key sector in EAC economies, accounting for 25 to 44 percent of the partner states’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP and 80 percent...
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How Small-Scale Farmers Are Fighting Hidden Hunger

Over the years, hidden hunger has been limiting the growth and development of children; affecting the health and working capacity of different individuals hence becoming a great contributor to the never-ending poverty built over generations. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines hidden hunger as the lack of vitamins and minerals...
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Farmers upset by budget allocation to agriculture

The Ugandan chapter of the Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) has expressed dissatisfaction with the 2020/21 budget allocation to the agriculture sector. The sector received a 0.3% (sh3.6b) increment to last year’s sh1.2trillion allocation, which the farmers say is so small. This was during a webinar...
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