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Posted on 7th Dec | 2020

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has applauded TAHA for promoting horticulture activities in the country. Speaking at the Regional Horticultural Trade and Investment Forum organized by TAHA in collaboration with the ministry of agriculture in Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam Commercial City on Saturday (December 5, 2020), Prime Minister Majaliwa promised that the government will support TAHA since it continues to play a pivotal role in the sector. "Improved horticulture production will help the country to enhance its economic growth," Majaliwa said in his address forum. He directed the Ministry of Agriculture to closely work with TAHA to create an authority that will specifically deal with horticultural production and to establish a dedicated a research center for fruits, vegetables, and spices. On the other hand, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Gerald Kusaya said the government has been collaborating with TAHA to ensure maximum productivity in the sub-sector adding that export earnings from the sub-sector increased from 412 million U.S. dollars in 2015 to 779 million U.S. dollars in 2019. The Forum deliberations, that carried the theme, “Unlocking Opportunities for Horticultural Products in Regional & International Markets” centered on the following thematic areas; Enhancing Business and Investment Opportunities in SADC Market; Accelerating Horticultural Trade and Unlocking Opportunities within EAC Market and; Enabling Environment in Facilitating Horticultural Trade in EAC and SADC: Policy, Logistics, and transportation- Cold Chain Management System. The forum attracted over 400 participants from 7 countries drawn from the EAC and SADC blocs including Producers, Exporters, Traders, Processors, Government, Development partners, Embassies, Implementing partners, Academicians, and others.

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