Produce highly demanded crops to win markets, Kairuki tells farmers

08Jul 2020
The Guardian
Produce highly demanded crops to win markets, Kairuki tells farmers

​​​​​​​FARMERS in Same District, Kilimanjaro Region have been urged to cultivate crops that are in high demand in factories to be certain of ready markets.

​​​​​​​Angellah Kairuki

Angellah Kairuki, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Investment), made the call yesterday during her working visit in the district where she suggested the need for farmers to venture into growing crops with readily market.

According to Kairuki, working on one crop has great benefits to farmers because investors can buy large quantities of the crops from one area at a time.

She said there are crops that are in high demand by various industries in the country; hence if many farmers grow the same crop in high demand, they will be certain of the market’s availability.

"Same District has ample farming opportunities due to soil fertility that enables many kinds of crops to grow compared to other areas, including areas for irrigation farming, hence mobilise farmers to grow crops that are in great demand,” Kairuki said.

She also called same District government to quickly solve land conflicts in particular those pitting the residents and investors to enable spur investments for economic development.

Meanwhile, Kairuki said the District authorities should look into the possibility of establishing a modern abattoir, saying it has many livestock and the abattoir would be an appropriate investment for the District Council.

The minister also called on the council to establish a mineral museum which would be visited by tourists and other Tanzanians to see various minerals obtained in the District.

Same District Commissioner Rosemary Senyamule said for farmers to grow one crop in the area will make easy for crops buyers to get the crops they need in large quantities.

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