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Monday, 29 July 2019

FERTILIZER FIRM LAUDED FOR OFFERING BETTER SERVICES TO FARMERS





From our  Correspondent in Dar es Salaam


AGRICULTURE stakeholders have commended YARA Tanzania, famous fertilizer firm  for its ability to supply farm inputs in time, saying that the commitment will help to transform lives of farmers in the country.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam shortly after a meeting that brought together the firm’s agents, suppliers of fertilizers and agriculture stakeholders to discuss issues related to agricultural activities in the previous season and plan for the next season recently, the stakeholders expressed satisfaction over the services that YARA is offering to farmers.



Director of Business and Projects Development at the Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB) Mr. Augustino Chacha said the bank was pleased with the Yara Tanzania’s ability when it comes to supply of fertilizer on time and imparting knowledge to farmers on modern farming.



“TADB signed an agreement with YARA in a bid to speed up revolution in the agricultural sector and increase productivity,” he said adding that his bank will continue to collaborate with YARA to address challenges facing farmers .


He said the success registered so far in the agricultural sector is a result of using quality fertilizers, education on modern farming and soil testing all credit to YARA and its partners.


“We will continue to collaborate with YARA in making sure that the objective of becoming an industrial and middle income country by 2025 is achieved by increasing agricultural productivity paving way for increase in processing industries,” he said.


Managing Director of Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), Mr Geoffrey Kirenga said the participation of stakeholders like YARA in the development of the agriculture sector was key to ensure that government objectives on agriculture revolution are to be realized.

“Public Private Partnership is key to ensure that most of the challenges are solved in a collective manner so as to bring about sustainable changes,” Mr Kirenga said.
Mr Kirenga said that private sector has human resources, technology and capital and thus it is key in realizing middle income and industrialization.

 Earlier, the Acting Executive Director of Tanzania Fertilizers Regulatory Authority (TFRA), Mr.Stephane Ngailo said YARA offers  products of high quality which are also friendly to the environment.

 “I  ask YARA to continue maintaining its standards plus distributing fertilizers to farmers on time and with indicative prices,” Mr Ngailo said, noting that increase of crop production

should be priority.


YARA Tanzania Country Director Mr Winstone Odhiambo(left) exchanges ideas with the Director of Petrobena East Africa Mr Peter Kumalilwa(centre) who is also one of the agents  of YARA fertilizer shortly after the end of a one day crucial meeting that brought together  YARA Tanzania’s agents, fertilizer suppliers and  other agriculture stakeholders in Dar es salaam recently. Right is the Director of YARA in Kenya Mr William Ngeno.

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