Wednesday, 13 October 2010

TCB wants more effort on coffee farming

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

LACK of supervision from District Commissioners (DCs) and District Executive Directors (DEDs) on coffee farming has been cited to be one of the major obstacles hindering the development of the cash crop in Mara and Mwanza Regions.

"Coffee is state's foreign earner and if DCs do no know any thing about it or DEDs who are the directors of development plans, what do you expect?", the chairman of Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB), Mr Pius Ngeze, wondered when speaking at a high profile coffee stakeholders' crucial meeting that met to chart strategies meant to promote the cash crop in the two lake zone regions in Tarime late last week.

Mr Ngeze urged the DCs and DEDs to be in front line in promoting coffee in their working places.

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