State procures extra 18,000 tonnes of food

NATIONAL Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) has purchased 18,294.314 tonnes of food to strengthen the state’s food security, Agriculture Minister Hussein Bashe announced in Dodoma on Monday.

The purchases now make NFRA with a total volume of 159,870.216 tonnes of food stored in its warehouses.

The Minister said the government will continue expanding its capacity to store food from 251,000 tonnes to 506,000 tonnes.

However, he said that the government has begun a feasibility study to build a storage facility that will increase the storage capacity to 3,000,000 tonnes by 2030.

“The goal is to ensure that our country has the ability to store food for six months in case we face a period of disaster for the protection of our economy, dignity and freedom,” he said.

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