New distribution agreement

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12 January 2024
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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.

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Agrico's representative in Tanzania, Theresia (Teddy) Mcha, is pictured.

Photo: Agrico PSA

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