Boost for livestock, fisheries as Yara ventures in nutrition supply

IRINGA: WITH the ongoing government’s efforts to up quality of meat for export and strengthening food security, major fertiliser supplier in the country, Yara Tanzania, has ventured in livestock and fisheries sector.

The company announced on Tuesday in Iringa Region that it’s new undertaking of distributing animal nutrition with aim of revolutionising the livestock and fisheries sub sector in the country.

Officiating the launching event, Iringa Regional Commissioner (RC) Ms Halima Dendego commented that the Yara has been a key development partner in the country’s agriculture sector.

“It is a pleasure to see the Yara Tanzania widens its scope by introducing new service of production and supply of quality nutrition for livestock,” Ms Dendego stated.

She said the move was a proof that the company recognises the contribution of the livestock-keepers and fishers in the improving life standards of Tanzanians and increasing national and individual income.

These range of animal feed products to be available through Yara Tanzania’s network of distributors in the country will help millions of livestock, poultry and aquaculture farmers boost their profits in line with climate change.

“Yara International produces top quality animal nutrition products that we are today (yesterday) introducing in the Tanzanian market. We are excited and look forward to working closely with the government, farmers and animal feed manufacturers to improve the quantity and quality of milk and beef production,” said Yara Tanzania Managing Director, Mr Winstone Odhiambo.

The animal nutrition products are manufactured with highest standards and guaranteed top quality at Yara’s state of the art factory in South Africa from where they will be sourced and distributed in Tanzania at competitive pricing.

“Today’s launch in Iringa is significant to Tanzania, coming hot in the heels of the just ended Africa Food System Forum (AGRF) held in Dar es Salaam to rally African countries to take action to ascertain food security, end poverty and bring prosperity to all,” said Mr Odhiambo.

Tanzania is the third country in Africa to introduce animal nutrition from Yara International after South Africa and Kenya.

Yara Sales Nutritionist, Dr Peter Mukua, said; “We are bringing a complete range of nutritional needs for animals as we partner with farmers, animal feed manufacturers and regulatory authorities to ensure the highest of standards of service to significantly boost the livestock and fisheries sub sector for prosperity.”

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