Tanzania Agriculture PS acknowledges and lauds IITA research work
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Tanzania, has recognized the importance of research conducted by IITA and partners to address challenges in the horticulture sector as well as the presence and work done by IITA in Tanzania in general. The PS said he was well aware of the Institute’s work in the country and termed it excellent work toward transforming the agricultural sector.
The PS, Mr Gerald Kusaya, said this while attending an event at the World Vegetable Center East and Southern Africa, Arusha Region, Tanzania, where he was the guest of honor on 7 November 2020.
The PS acknowledged the importance of the ongoing research in the horticultural field and said it was important for research institutions to prioritize and develop work plans that respond to the country’s Agricultural Sector Development Strategy-II.
“We are working with many partners, including farmers, to ensure the horticultural sector is sustainable and beneficial to the communities. Research institutes are critical. Our target is to ensure the research results reach farmers strengthening the accessibility and availability of the extension officers to support farmers in vegetable production,” said the Hon. Permanent Secretary