FAO in Tanzania

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22 July 2020
By Charles Tulahi* On May 22 this year, the Parliament of Tanzania passed the Plant Health Bill of 2020 and a few days later, it was assented by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, to become a full law. This is such a historic achievement by the...
10 July 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has commended the Government of Tanzania for passing the Plant Health Act of 2020 calling it a big step towards prevention and control of plant pests and diseases in the country. Speaking in Dar es Salaam, FAO’s Assistant Representative (Programme), Charles...
09 July 2020
Researchers in Tanzania have developed a special biopesticide that fights the highly destructive fall armyworm (FAW) pest that threatens food security and livelihoods in the country. A team of researchers from the Arusha-based Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology led by Ms. Never Zekeya Mwambela with support from the...
19 June 2020
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has donated worth Tshs. 481,029,452 (USD 208,607) to the Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Authority (TVLA) for further improving the country's prevention, detection & response capacity & enhancing protection against zoonotic disease threat. The donation was part of the continued support that FAO...
08 June 2020
  Fred Kafeero, FAO Representative to Tanzania and Dr. Tigest Ketsela Mengestu, the WHO Representative to Tanzania commemorated the 2020 World Food Safety Day  by preparing a special supplement to highlight how important food safety is to the country. Mr. Kafeero highlights the role that street vendors play and FAO's work to ensure their products...
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