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Meet Julie Bwire: The inspiring ambassador of soybean in Tanzania

Julie Bwire is a mother of three and a farmer at Msufini village in Mvomero District, Morogoro Region, eastern Tanzania. She dropped out of school in the late 1980s and until 2015 was engaged in petty trading as well as farming; mostly maize and vegetables.

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Deputy Minister of Agriculture praises IITA’s technologies and pledges support to register aflasafeTz

The Deputy Minister for Agriculture in Tanzania, Dr Mary Mwanjelwa, expressed appreciation for the efforts of IITA to develop the agriculture sector in Tanzania.

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IITA delegation calls on Tanzania’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture

A team from IITA Tanzania recently visited the new Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Secretary and Livestock (MALF) at the Ministry’s offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Picture of Victor Manyong explaining to the former first lady, Salma Kikwete, IITA’s research on aflasafe, an effective biocontrol agent for reducing aflatoxin contamination.

IITA honored for supporting development of Tanzania’s agric sector at “Nane nane” exhibition

The Tanzanian government recognized IITA’s role in supporting the development of the agriculture sector in the country during the week-long national agricultural exhibition held in Lindi-Mtwara, Tanzania, 1–8 August.

Picture of Hon Dr Charles Tizeba, Tanzania’s Minister for Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries (far left), when he visited the Africa RISING Project farmer demonstration site at Kigugu Irrigation Scheme in Mvomero District.

Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries cites Africa RISING-NAFAKA project scaling model

The Africa RISING-NAFAKA project’s model for scaling and disseminating improved technologies has been lauded as “exemplary” and the kind of approach needed to ensure sustainability of improved agricultural interventions for farmers said Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Hon Dr Charles Tizeba. The Minister made the remarks during his visit to the Africa RISING-NAFAKA…

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IITA hosts media as part of 50th anniversary celebration

Recently editors and senior journalists from nearly all the major media houses in Tanzania spent half a day at IITA’s Eastern Africa Hub interacting with the researchers to get a better understanding of the Institute and its activities.

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Delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Tanzania impressed with IITA research

A high level delegation from Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation toured IITA in its Eastern Africa hub in Dar es Salaam to better understand the institute and its activities in the country.

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IITA Deputy Director General visits IITA-Eastern Hub, Tanzania

Hilde Koper-Limbourg, IITA Deputy Director General, Corporate Services (DDG-CS) earlier this month visited the IITA East Africa hub in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where she met and held discussions with all the staff and scientists on issues related to Corporate Services.

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MEDA, IITA, and Agriculture Ministry to build an economically sustainable seed system for cassava in Tanzania

Cassava farmers and processors in Tanzania have another reason to smile as a new project to address one of their major challenges―the lack of access to clean planting material of new improved, disease-resistant varieties―is launched.

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Kigoma Regional Commissioner applauds SARD-SC project for improved cassava productivity

The newly appointed executives of Tanzanian Kigoma region, Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga and Charles Pallangyo, visited one of the SARD-SC project sites in the Kibondo. About 105 officials from five districts of Kigoma Region were on the entourage of the executives who visited the Kibondo Big Power Group—a cassava farmers and processors’ group involved in…

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