Top Tanzanian officials seek ONE-CGIAR collaboration on scaling research technologies
The Permanent Secretary (PS) at the Tanzania Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Ms Dorothy Mwaluko, has identified the scaling up of innovative technologies from research to farmers as a major challenge to the growth of the agriculture sector in the country and therefore a priority area of collaboration with ONE CGIAR.
The PS noted that farmers in the country continue to use traditional farming practices, which are also not profitable. As a result, they remain poor, and the growth of the country’s agriculture sector remains slow.
The PS said this while speaking to a delegation from CGIAR-IITA and the Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT (ABC). The team paid a courtesy call to present on ONE CGIAR and its activities in Tanzania, along with the successes and challenges.
The team also gave a presentation on how ONE CGIAR can assist the country in its efforts to address some of the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the country’s agriculture sector and food and nutrition security.