Modern farm technology will end food shortage - Mahiga

27Jan 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
Guardian On Sunday
Modern farm technology will end food shortage - Mahiga

Tanzania has emphasised the importance of using modern farming technology in order to address food scarcity.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Augustine Mahiga

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Augustine Mahiga said this during the World Economic Forum-WEF that took place in Davos from January 22-25.

The minister who represented President John Magufuli at the meeting themed “Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” said with modern technology use, Tanzania is likely to increase food production.

At the forum, Tanzania was invited to contribute to a discussion on food security and global food shortage challenges as well as mobile telecommunications facilitation agenda.

Mahiga said the country sees the importance of using modern farming technology in improving the agriculture sector through the empowerment of small farmers in rural areas.

Among agenda items of the conference apart from the wider problem of the fourth industrial revolution, participants focused on development, the security situation in Africa, emerging challenges of international trade, cooperation between Africa and European continents and Africa in the new development agenda.

The minister also took the chance to discuss with leaders of organisations and companies operating in the country, among them being the WEF President  Borge Brende.