Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Local firm emerges top at regional trade fair

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira, Mwanza

The Kibo Seeds pavilion emerged the overall winner of the fourth East Africa Trade Fair being held in Mwanza. Kibo was closely followed by Tanica and Premium Food of Kenya.

The trade fair attracted exhibitors from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, UK and Tanzania, according to the Mwanza regional chairman of the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA), Mr Joseph Kahungwa.

Kibo Seeds pavilion did not only steal the hearts of the judges, but impressed almost every visitor to the Saba Saba grounds show.

The seeds supplying firm, which spent about four months grown various demonstration crops in the pavillion, also emerged winner in Agriculture and Livestock category.

The pavilion manned by an exhibitor, Ms Lydia Mtani, is covered by a variety of crops like maize, water melons, okra, aubergines, onions, cabbages, spinach, sun flower and pasture for livestock.


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