Continental body seeks to support 1.5m smallholders
Prof Nuhu Hatibu,
Agra is a partnership which works across Africa, and is now in its third five-year phase from January 2017, during which it plans to spend $28.3 million in Tanzania. Agra’s zonal head for Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, Prof Nuhu Hatibu, said they want to make sure that the income of each of the 1.5 million smallholder farmers targeted exceeds the country’s per capita income that was estimated at $1,021 in 2017. “The fifth phase government of Tanzania under President John Magufuli is talking about industrialisation, and Agra in its third term stresses commercialising agriculture, thereby making smallholder farmers rich,” Prof Hatibu stated.