Production of food, cash crops shows improvement in Singida

Tuesday November 7 2017


By Valentine Oforo @TheCitizenTz

Production of food crops in Singida Region has gone up with yields climbing from 453,097 tonnes to 481,452 tonnes between 2013/2014 and 2015/2016.

Production of cash crops has also seen an improvement over the same period, marking a climb from 184,006.1 tonnes to 293,878 tonnes.

This was said by deputy minister of Agriculture, Dr Mary Mwanjelwa, in the Parliament early on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

She was responding to a question from Mr Yahaya Massacre (Manyoni West-CCM) who wanted to know whether there have been efforts to improve production of food and cash crops in Singida.

"There have been various plans by the government to improve food production in the country. To what extent have these interventions, including Kilimo Kwanza, have improved the performance of the crucial sector in Singida?” he asked.

In her response, Dr Mwanjelwa added that the government was formulating strategies to assist farmers across the country.

According to her, the plan included a special plan to sensitize farmers to join groups in order to stand a chance of receiving loans to expand their farming projects.