Tanzania: Population Growth Hampers Coffee Production

From: allafrica.com

Population growth is among issues that have contributed to the decrease of coffee production in the Northern Zone, the parliament heard on Tuesday.

The House was informed that coffee production decreased from 6,706 tonnes in 2014/15 to 5,882 in 2018/19 financial years due to various reasons.

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a written response to a question by special seats Member of Parliament Shally Raymond (CCM) who wanted to know the government’s plan to revamp the production of the cash crop.

In her principal question, the MP asked “What was the government doing to revamp the production of the crop whose drop has had a negative impact to the lives of the people in northern regions.”

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