[ACCI-CAVIE] Tanzania has opened grain storage facilities in Lubumbashi, DR Congo, and Juba in South Sudan to facilitate the sale of surplus food crops. The first information obtained by the African Centre for Competitive Intelligence obliges to put this file under monitoring 24/7 for the benefit of organizations that trust the Centre.
Agriculture Minister Hussein Bashe on social media said in January 2022 that the country also plans to open another facility in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa.
The Agriculture ministry will not directly involve itself with the business of selling the exported grain but it will assume the role of an initiator, he added.
“We have opened grain centres in Juba, South Sudan, and Lubumbashi in the DRC and already delivered 800 tonnes of grains to the two centres. This is all in efforts to enable Tanzanian farmers and traders get good markets for their products,” Bashe tweeted.
“We believe access to markets motivates farmers to increase production.”
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