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Project supports teaching on Climate-smart Agriculture in agricultural training institutes in Tanzania

Tanzania Agriculture PS acknowledges and lauds IITA research work

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania, has recognized the importance of research conducted by IITA and partners to address challenges in the horticulture sector as well as the presence and work done by IITA in Tanzania in general. The PS said he was well aware of the Institute’s work in the country and termed it excellent work toward transforming the agricultural sector.   The PS, Mr Gerald Kusaya, said this while…

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Tanzania Agriculture PS acknowledges and lauds IITA research work

Study identifies banana varieties resistant to black Sigatoka and provides further insights into the disease pathogen

Black leaf Sigatoka, one of the most widespread and damaging banana diseases—causing yield losses of 20–50%—is widespread in Uganda and Tanzania, posing a challenge to banana production as bananas grown in East Africa are susceptible to the disease.   However, the good news is that five hybrids of East African Highland banana hybrids named NARITA, after their…

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Tanzania Agriculture PS acknowledges and lauds IITA research work

Project supports Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) teaching in agricultural training institutes in Tanzania

One way to help farmers cope with climate change and its threat to their livelihood is to ensure the extension officers who work with them are knowledgeable on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices and technologies and how to apply them in different agro-climatic zones and production systems.   In this regard, the Building Capacity for Resilient Food Security in Tanzania, supported by the USAID mission in the country,…

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