Traders advised to go to the corn market in Kenya
Dodoma. Agriculture Minister Adolf Mkenda called on the country’s farmers and maize traders to seize the market opportunities available in Kenya.
He said it will be part of the cooperation within the East African Community, as farmers will be able to sell their crops to earn more income and help the country earn foreign exchange.
The minister made the statement to reporters last weekend shortly after holding a meeting with cassava growers and launching the cultivation strategy in the country’s capital, Dodoma.
Speaking on improving the agricultural sector and cassava cultivation strategy, Prof Mkenda said his ministry has readjusted to ensure that the productivity of the cassava crop is increasing and its market is available, including the maize market in Kenya.
“Recently the Presidents of Tanzania and Kenya met and had talks on the challenges of doing business between the two countries.
“Their talks led to the opening of the borders between the two countries and traders continued to carry out their activities for the benefit of all,” said Professor Mkenda.
The minister said that President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s recent visit to Kenya has brought great benefits to farmers and traders by gaining the opportunity to enter Kenya and sell their agricultural products.
“To make sure everything runs smoothly at our borders, I spoke to Kenya’s Minister of Trade and Agriculture, Peter Munya, who is on his way to Namanga to implement our leaders’ directives so that businesses can continue as usual, ”said Professor Mkenda. .
The minister insisted that Tanzania’s crops, especially maize and other products, were safe because, before being transported out of the country, they were examined by the Tanzania Bureau of Statistics ( TBS) to meet the required market standards.
At the same time, the minister urged those involved in cassava cultivation in the country to use the best seeds discovered by local researchers in order to increase the production and income of farmers.