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April 13th, 2018 / AllAfrica.com

Crop pests have invaded nearly a half of Mainland Tanzania farms, a new report has revealed.

To combat the menace, the government has deployed a team of agriculturalists to train farmers on how to control the situation.

Moreover, pesticides worth $132,439 have been distributed to fight armyworms, rodents and crop diseases, but small-scale farmers complain that they reached them late.

“Farmers complained of having incurred huge costs to contain them,” according to the 2018 February Food Security Bulletin by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

It showed that the Ministry of Agriculture and that of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) deployed the team of experts to train farmers on how to control the pests. Read more