Saturday, 11 July 2009

61 districts to face acute food shortage

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Faraja Jube, Dodoma

Sixty one districts in Tanzania are at risk of facing food shortage in 2009/10, a recent evaluating on food shortage has revealed.

An evaluation of food situation in the country conducted between May and June this year revealed that various areas in the country would face food shortage between this month and March next year.

The deputy Minister for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Dr Mathayo David Mathayo named the regions as Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Dodoma, Iringa, Shinyanga and Singida.

Other regions identified to have food shortage due to poor production during 2008/09 are Tabora, Lindi, Mtwara, Ruvuma, Manyara, Morogoro, Pwani, Mwanza, Mara, Mbeya and Tanga.


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