Browsing: sunflower farming in Tanzania

  • Chemba district targets to produce 100,000 tonnes of sunflower in 2022 to increase the country’s edible oil production
  • Sunflower farming can combat climate change and the spread of drought in the African continent 
  • Chemba district commissioner, Hamisi Mkanachi, said that the government introduced the subsidised sunflower seeds last year, selling at US$3.03 per 2KG bag. In 2020, the same amount of seedling cost roughly US$17.30.

Farming in Tanzania

Chemba district is home to a demo farm in the capital city, Dodoma, by the government of Tanzania which is aimed at improving sunflower farming in the country.

Tanzania is the largest producer of sunflower seeds in the East African region, taking about 78 per cent of the market share in the region.

The director of Crop Development in the Ministry of Agriculture, Hussein Bashe, said that the farm would help the ministry increase productivity and capacity building for extension officers.

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