Senyamule Dodoma can produce enough food crops

DODOMA: DODOMA Regional Commissioner Rosemary Senyamule has stated that the region is poised to produce sufficient food crops, thanks to the recently launched Building Better Tomorrow (BBT) program.

The Regional Commissioner, Rosemary Senyamule, made the statement while urging the youth to seize opportunities in agribusiness to increase their earnings and boost the economy.

The BBT programs in the region are being implemented in Chinangali village in Chamwino District, Nondwa Village in Bahi District and Membe Village in Mpwapwa District.

She made these remarks at the conclusion of the three-day 2023 Tanzania Agriculture Stakeholders Learning Event (TASLE), organised by the Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT) and several partner institutions.

AMDT is a Tanzanian-owned trust established to support better coordination between value chain development initiatives, enhance and improve the understanding of agricultural market systems, improve productivity and market access for micro, small, and medium enterprises, maximise the impact of programs, and more effectively contribute to reducing poverty in Tanzania.

Conducted in Dodoma under the theme “Connect, Sustain, and Scale Innovation in Agriculture Market Systems,” TASLE 2023 brought together various stakeholders in the agriculture sector to discuss the best ways to add value to production and boost the country’s economy.

The event provided a platform for experts, policymakers, researchers, farmers, and industry leaders to collaborate and work towards a sustainable and prosperous future for agriculture in the country.

Throughout the event, participants engaged in interactive workshops, training sessions, and panel discussions, creating a valuable platform for stakeholders to learn from each other and establish lasting partnerships.

Also, the event placed significant emphasis on empowering youth involvement in agriculture.

Ms Senyamule commended AMDT for bringing together stakeholders in the sector to address various challenges and propose the best way forward.

During the event, the Executive Director of AMDT, Charles Ogutu, stated that TASLE involved stakeholders from different development sectors, with the main objective being learning and sharing experiences.

“In our discussions, stakeholders have unanimously agreed to develop joint strategies for self-supervision, and they have committed to incorporating what they have learned into their strategic plans immediately upon returning to their respective offices,” he noted.

A member of the Board of Trustees of AMDT, Dr Mary Shetto, stated that in the span of one year, her organisation had reached out to over 100,000 farmers from different regions.

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