News in... June 2012

Tanzanian Government invests in boosting food production

The government has allocated 16.7bn/- in the 2012/13 fiscal year for implementation of the Tanzania Agricultural Food Security Investment Plan (TAFSIP) in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). Minister for Agriculture, Food security and Cooperatives Christopher Chiza said the government also introduced the National Rice Development Strategy (NRDS) in 2009 which aims at improving cultivation of the crop,

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Interesting newsitems on rice in Tanzania, science and sustainable development and CGIAR-reforms

A number of interesting webpublications on rice in Tanzania, the role of science towards sustainable development and an update on CGIAR reforms.

Summary postdoc seminar Marc Schut, AfricaRice, Tanzania

On 15 June 2012, Marc Schut presented his postdoc research (proposal) to  AfricaRice and IRRI colleagues in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Marc has started his work in Tanzania this week. His postdoc research is part of the Parasite project and will focus on analysing the Crop Protection System in Tanzania using the Agricultural Innovation Systems perspective. The presentation included a personal introduction, an

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Interesting websites for agricultural research in Tanzania, Benin and Cote d’Ivoir

In this post you find some very interesting websites that can support our research in Tanzania, Benin and Cote d'Ivoir. Tanzania This website provides an overview of Agricultural Legislations and Regulations in Tanzania – http://www.kilimo.go.tz/legislation%20and%20regulations/legislations/legislations.htm. There is even a document that contains the Rules of the Plant Protection Act (2010) specifically on Striga. Another interesting website provides an overview of the Agricultural

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Photo Parasite dinner, Dar-es-Salaam

On Monday evening 11 June 2012, the Parasite team of Tanzania (and our visitor from Madagascar) had a nice dinner to celebrate the succesful first growing season of the project and to say goodbye to Djoeke Langeloo (MSc-student) and Stella who is going to Wageningen next month. The food was very good and conversations were nice; a really good and informal way

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