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Tanzania horticulture exports rise by 38pc, earn $102m

Published on April 13, 2015

Horticulture is gradually becoming a driving force not only to Arusha where the industry first cropped up, but to the entire agricultural sector, fresh data shows.

Data from Tanzania Revenue Authority shows $477 million worth of horticultural products were exported last year, up from $375 million in 2013, equivalent to 38 per cent of total agricultural exports valued at $1.18 billion.

Analysts say horticulture offers a glimpse of hope for the agricultural sector on the backdrop of the declining traditional export crops including coffee and cotton.  Read more. Source | Citizen