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About Graduate Farmers

TGFA is a civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. Membership also comprises agricultural consultants (researchers) and retired people from the civil service sectors who deal with agriculture and agriculture marketing in general. The major aim of TGFA is to develop, promote, and influence structured business and initiatives that encourages and motivate youth especially graduates to tap in profitable agriculture value chains in both rural and urban areas in Tanzania with defined rules and regulations. TGFA also aimed at bringing dialogues for advocating improvement of the policy and enabling business environment in the country economy, strengthen information dissemination, technology and innovation, agribusiness development skills, business linkages and reduce constraints along the sector value chain. The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers.

Rwanda: Grain farmers excited as banks move to disburse EAX loans

Originally posted on Tanzania Graduate Farmers OFFICIAL Blog Chama cha Wakulima Wahitimu Tanzania:
The deal between the East African Exchange (EAX) and selected banks to offer grain farmers low interest loans has started to bear fruit as the first batch…

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Rwanda: Grain farmers excited as banks move to disburse EAX loans

The deal between the East African Exchange (EAX) and selected banks to offer grain farmers low interest loans has started to bear fruit as the first batch of beneficiaries prepare to receive funding from Ecobank. Alfah Kadri, the EAX chief … Continue reading

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You are what they eat: The importance of animal feed for public health

You are what they eat Wewe ni wanachokula wanyama, ndege n.k   In the global health arena, biological threats are most commonly associated with viruses, bacteria or other microbes affecting humans, animals and even the environment. These pathogens can cause … Continue reading

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