Tanzania's Agriculture Sector to Grow by 10% in 2030-President Dr.Samia

DAVOS-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said Tanzania expects it's agriculture sector to grow at an annual rate of 10% by 2030 compared to the current growth of around 3.6% as part of the country's ambitious agriculture transformation vision.
The President said Tanzania has developed a national pathway for food system transformation, which is expected to strengthen local production, improve livelihoods, help mitigate and adopt to climate change.

She made the remarks in her speech as a panellist at a session on ‘Food Action Partnership: Investing in Greater Resilience’, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
In implementing a sustainable food system in Tanzania, President Samia said a number of efforts have been done, including establishing a programme for youth, while continuing to build on the successful work of agricultural growth corridors such as SAGCOT.

From this financial year, Tanzania’s budget for the agriculture sector was increased 4 times from the previous budget. Tanzania also plans to host Africa’s Food Systems Forum this September to showcase progress and learnings.

The Food Action Alliance session convened more than 50 leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to accelerate partnerships and investments for greater resilience at country-level.
Among the panellists scheduled to speak on achieving food system goals were Hon. Gustavo Petro, President of Colombia, Tran Hong Ha, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment from Vietnam and Alvaro Lario, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome.


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