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Tanzania

The Hub's accomplishments in Tanzania to Date:  

  • To date the Hub has supported 53 firms and associations to increase their export competitiveness;
  • Fifteen (15) firms have been supported to participate in various trade shows resulting in 86 business linkages;
  • Hub facilitated AGOA exports as at June 30 2017 stood at $239,600;
  • Exports to other market destinations as a result of Hub support are $53,600;
  • Due to the expanding export opportunities, 28 new full time equivalent (FTE) jobs have been created, 64% of which are for women;
  • Supported development of Tanzania National AGOA Strategy;
  • Supported successful implementation of ePing electronic alert system;
  • Supported the adoption of Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS) notification submission system;
  • Supported use of ISOlutions which allows Tanzania to effectively participate in international standardization processes.

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Develop mobile money infrastructure to raise financial inclusion, EAC told

Published on August 17, 2016
East African Community states need to develop rural infrastructure (especially electricity and ICT) to enhance mobile phone penetration and facilitate its use. The call was made by experts in reaction to the 2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report, which, despite showing substantial progress toward advancing financial inclusion in regional countries, indicates there is room for improvement. The report, released last week, evaluates commitment to and progress toward financial inclusion across 26 countries. It says Kenya retained its position as the highest-ranked country in the study by a five percentage point margin. Read more. Source | New Times
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Private sector urged to invest in Dodoma

Published on August 16, 2016
The government has called on the private sector to take advantage of the renewed capital transfer programme to invest in Dodoma and boost the country’s economy. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliament, Labour, Employment, Youth and Disabled), Ms Jenista Mhagama and Capital Development Authority (CDA) Director General, Mr Paskasi Muragili, said the government has laid down grounds for investments that must be taken up by the private sector. They were speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday when they met leaders and members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) to outline key opportunities up for grabs as the government prepares to relocate from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma. Read more. Source | Daily News
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Nanenane: Event where agricultural skills, innovations, experiences converge

Published on August 16, 2016
As the government embarks on building up industrial driven economy, agriculture remains one of the major sectors expected to play a critical role in reviving and establishing industries in the country. Agricultural production is one of the most important economic sectors in the majority of African countries including Tanzania. Improved agriculture sector offers immediate value addition through commodity-based industrialisation that exploits forward and backward linkages with the rest of the economy. Read more. Source | Daily News
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Dar investment opportunities attract investors

Published on August 15, 2016
Tanzania remains the centre of attractions to investors in Africa and the globe due its immense and unique investment opportunities. “Tanzania is endowed with unique investment opportunities among the East African countries and has been the major focus on most investors from Africa and the world,” the Frontier Advisor, Deloitte, Mr Martyn Davies said in Dar es Salaam at the weekend. He made the remarks on behalf of the delegation of bankers and entrepreneurs from South Africa during their visits into the Tanzania Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA) to explore investment opportunities. Read more. Source | Daily News
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USAID spends $350m for agricultural sector in Tanzania

Published on August 08, 2016
The focus will be to advance contemporary technological farming methods with focusing on rice, maize and horticulture and provision of  extension training to small farmers across the country. Speaking to the East African Business Week at the official launch of the nationwide campaign known as “Kumekucha” radio drama that will highlight the role women and youth in contributing to the country’s food security, USAID Director of Economic Growth Randy Chester said, The weekly radio serial drama, Kumekucha, will take audiences on a stimulating audio journey into the world of small scale farmers in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) corridor and will focus on the roles of women and youth in agriculture. ‘Kumekucha’ was commissioned by Africa Lead, the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) primary skill-building program for food security in Sub Saharan Africa, as part of Feed the Future, the US government global hunger and food security initiative. Read more. Source | East African Business Week
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Dar to become regional hub for commodity market

Published on August 08, 2016
Tanzania Commodity Exchange (TCX) is set to make Tanzania a hub for commodity trading in East African region that will involve setting up exchange associations and fostering relationships with International agencies. Commodity Exchanges integrates functioning of several key components of agriculture trade namely farmers, traders to services like Warehouse and Warehouse receipt system. It brings in standardization of quality and allows people to trade using efficient banking channels making transactions more transparent and fast for the participants. The TCX Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Mr John Chaggama said TCX has been set up as a vehicle to facilitate market exchange and enhance the price discovery process, thus making farmers earn premium prices that reflect true market value for their products. Read more. Source | Daily News
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Agricultural financing gets massive boost

Published on August 04, 2016
The National Microfinance Bank (NMB) has injected 500bn/- in its new five year strategy aiming at revamping agricultural financing in the country. Dubbed ‘AgriBiashara’, the multi-billion strategy will ensure that it improves the agricultural sector in the country, according to NMB Managing Director (MD), Ineke Bussemaker. With the new strategy, NMB adopts the value chain approach while expanding its activities in agriculture sector by increasing the number of crops from the previous 5 to more than 12. According to the bank’s Chief Agribusiness Officer, Seif Ahmed, the Bank financing in agriculture will focus not only to primary agricultural production but also input suppliers, traders, processors, importers and exporters. Read more. Source | Daily News
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Njombe dairy farmers challenged to improve production

Published on July 27, 2016
Dairy farmers in Njombe Region, Tanzania have been challenged to improve and modernize their products so as to be able compete in national and international market. The Chairperson of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Catalytic Fund (SAGCOT CTF) Investment Committee, Dr Rosebud Kurwijila, said here yesterday the farmers need to improve their products to meet the growing demand of the local and international market. Read more. Source | Daily News
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