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November 9th, 2018 / AllAfrica

WITH modern methods of cassava farming in the country, farmers are set to increase their crop production from the ordinary 10 tonnes per hectare to 60 tonnes.

In a recent tour to cassava farmers in Kisarawe District organised by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), experts expressed their optimism of reaching greater heights in cassava production in Tanzania if modern farming methods are applied.

Speaking during the tour, the Director General of Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI), Geoffrey Mkamilo said that with the proper use of advanced fertilisers, cassava farmers can boost their production and manage to move from imminent poverty. Read more