Samia: With good plans, TZ can feed other countries

ARUSHA: Tanzania has found an opportunity to exploit in the climate change and food insecurity areas, where with good strategies it plans to tap and increase its food production to feed neighboring countries and the world at large.

Making the statement during the commemoration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania (KKKT) 60th anniversary at Tumaini Makumira College in Arusha on Monday, August 21, 2023, President Samia Suluhu Hassan said that the world is facing the food security challenge, and Tanzania is producing enough to feed itself and neighbors as well.

“Most countries are facing this challenge now and here we want to use it as an opportunity… the good thing is that by the grace and blessings of God in Tanzania, we produce enough food, enough for us here and we even have reserves to sell to our neighbors and the world in general,” she pointed out.

Elaborating, the Head of State said that the government has set strategies for the plan to be implemented through the initial efforts of the Building a Better Tomorrow program (BBT) that mobilizes the youth into the agricultural sectors by engaging them in farming and fishing activities.

“This plan will enable the youth to produce agricultural products, engage in livestock, and fishing in abundance for us to have enough food in the country, but also sell to the world. We will use this opportunity to produce more, especially by using irrigation agriculture so that we can continue to be self-sufficient in food and more importantly to be able to feed the world,” she said.

Meanwhile, President Samia urged religious institutions in the country to come up with specific strategies to combat environmental damages, adding that they contribute to food scarcity in the world.

Equally, she used the opportunity to inform the public that the government is at the final stage of completing its negotiations with the LNG gas investors, noting that once the deal is completed, the country will have a great ability to use its gas and refrain from forest degradation.

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