12 January 2024
Company hopes exports will improve yields in Tanzania.
SEED potatoes from the Dutch breeder Agrico are being exported to small-scale farmers in Tanzania, following the signing of a distribution agreement with Fraxen Consult Ltd, based in the country.
In Tanzania, Agrico registered three potato varieties: Arizona, Markies and Manitou. Because of the market preference, in Tanzania Agrico is starting up with the varieties Manitou and Markies.
The country has 3.7 million small-scale growers with an average low potato yield of around two to three tons per acre. It is hoped the new varieties will help them to improve these yields.
Agrico's representative in Tanzania, Theresia (Teddy) Mcha, is pictured.
Photo: Agrico PSA