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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