Tanzania to Double Seeds Production by 2015

The Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives announced a plan to double seeds production, from current 30,000 to 60,000 tonnes, by 2015.

The plan will be achieved via an agreement in place with the Clinton Development Initiative (CDI).

The focus of the plan will be the production of maize and garden crops seeds.

The Tanzanian market is currently heavily based on imported seeds, mainly because of local poor productivity.