Mbeya’s crops coordinator from a pyrethrum company (PCT) Michael Bishubo said yesterday on the preparations of pyrethrum farming for this season.
Bishubo said despite the world being shaken by the pandemic the pyrethrum market was still intact because of a great demand in the world.
He said pyrethrum farmers must not harbor fears about the market reliability because the raw materials are extensively used for making farm pesticides and insecticides for use in homes.
He appealed to farmers to ensure they finalise planting of the crop before the end of this month so as to provide ample time to work on the crop while growing.
“In the current season beginning January when we started receiving more rains up to April was the period when we had mobilised our pyrethrum farmers to plant the crop,” he said.
He said Tanzania has more than 16,000 pyrethrum farmers, many of who are in Songwe and Mbeya regions.