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Sunday, 28 July 2019

TANZANIAN FARMERS REASSURED OF TIMELY SUPPLY OF FERTILIZERS IN 2019/2020 SEASON



YARA Tanzania Country Director Mr Winstone Odhiambo(left) hands over  an agreement document to one of the YARA fertilizers distributors MS Bernadetha Sanga from Makambako Agrochemical during a meeting held in Dar es salaam today and brought together all distributors and agents  of  YARA fertilizers  to lay out effective  strategies that they will use to supply fertilizers to farmers in 2019/2020 farming season   

From our correspondent in Dar es Salaam

YARA Tanzania Limited has assured farmers in the country of timely supply of fertilizers in the next farming season, (2019/2020)
Speaking to the firm’s agents and distributors in Dar es Salaam today  , YARA Tanzania Country Director Mr Winstone Odhiambo said that the company will supply high-quality fertilizers to Tanzanian farmers at affordable prices. “YARA always ensures that farmers in the country get the best fertilizers   wherever they are and at affordable price,” Mr Odhiambo said. According to Mr Odhiambo, his company had recently embarked on training fertilizer agents and distributors on the importance of timely delivery.
YARA had also engaged extension officers in training farmers on utilization of fertilizers best practices , he said. Mr Odhiambo further said  that the firm specializing in agricultural products will from next harvest season; strive to ensure that the useful substance for soil fertility is readily available to farmers across the country.
“Availability and accessibility of fertilizers is crucial aspects of achieving higher yields and bumper harvest to farmers,” he said.


YARA Director of Marketing Ms Marisa Soares(right) hands over a dummy cheque being a bonus  to one of the YARA fertilizers distributors , Ms Bernadetha Sanga of Makambako Agrochemical( second left) for meeting the company’s  expectations ( Photos by our correspondent )

The annual meeting between YARA Tanzania and distributors and agents sought to identify challenges and opportunities the latter encounter on the field before the beginning of a new season.
Agents and distributors, who surpassed targets set by the firm, were feted by the company during the meeting.
“Those who performed exceptionally deserved hefty bonuses from us,” said Mr Odhiambo.
Apart from being engaged in money making endeavors, YARA Tanzania is also determined to educating farmers in the country on the importance of testing and maintaining soil quality, according to Mr Odhiambo.
In the same vein, Mr Odhiambo took time to appreciate the government’s support to the firm in helping farmers feed the country.
The firm’s Commercial Manager for the Northern Zone, Mr Phillipo Mwakipesile described the meeting as a milestone in realizing YARA Tanzania’s mission and vision of providing farmers in the country with the quality agricultural products.


The crucial meeting was also attended by  senior officials from Tanzania Fertilizers Regulatory Authority (TFRA), Southern Agricultural Growth of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and Tanzania Agricultural
Development Bank (TADB) .

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