Future for Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association......act now and contact TGFA for more preparation

11 February 2013

Tanzania’s National Parliament adopted a resolution on 4 February 2013 to start a new government programme. This program will provide loans to youth under 35 who are interested in starting agricultural businesses. 

ministry-of-information-culture-and-sport-tanzaniaUnder the new legislation, TZS 200 Billion (USD 24 Million) will be earmarked annually from the national budget for the project.

The Youth Fund will be an important means to curb the problem of youth unemployment in the country. It will also empower the young population to create their own employment opportunities.

At the same time, it will be an excellent way to stimulate food production in Tanzania hence helping the country meet existing agricultural demands.

According to the 2012 population and housing census, there are 44,929,002 people in Tanzania, with 63% of the population below the age of 30 and approximately 30 million people (about 75%) of the total population in rural areas.

The new project is part of the government’s plan to invest a growing share of its budget in agriculture. A previous example of encouraging broader commitments to agribusiness development has been the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT).

According to the Director of Youth Development in the Tanzanian Ministry of Information, Culture and Sport, Mr Elisante Ole Gabriel, in the coming months the government will provide more details on how and where to apply for access to the funds. The youth fund will be available in the fiscal year beginning on 1 July 2013.

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Comment by Johnson Mwambola on March 11, 2013 at 23:28

Woow! this is great news for many youth engaging in agribusiness. we hope that thru this social network we will be informed with more details on how to apply for that loan.

thnks

Comment by Sturmius Mtweve on March 5, 2013 at 18:28

Great! Got it!

Comment by Juma Bruno Ngomuo on March 3, 2013 at 14:05

Thank you @Stirmius mtweve for your comment. According to the news source the news they didnt specify some more news of the locations and so fourth. BUT Our Organization www.graduatefarmers.org we already made some move on preparing youths to engage in Innovative Agriculture as Producers, Millers, Processors and Poultry.

Our key area of Intervention for this project of YOUTH is mobilizing changing of the mindsets and forming youth Groups that the Practical oriented field enterprises will be much regarded so capacity strengthening, market linkages and access to Finance will be attained through our association.

Please join our Association and become the member of our facebook page and Twitter for more information.

Comment by Sturmius Mtweve on March 3, 2013 at 12:29

Thanks for sharing such an exciting opportunity for the Tanzanian youths. So, what might be the criterion for one to actively participate on the upcoming program you are about to undertake? Also where will this initiative be taken? Are there yet specified areas (regions) where this will take place first, or it will be done throughout the country?

All the best in transforming Tanzania we want to see.

Comment by APOLLO MUYANJA MBAZZIRA on February 25, 2013 at 9:51

Great news indeed for the youth in our country. Thank you for sharing

Comment by Juma Bruno Ngomuo on February 23, 2013 at 8:53

This kind of news is very worth for Tanzania youths as specified who wish to invest in Agriculture.......TANZANIA GRADUATE FARMERS ASSOCIATION and AMSHA INSTITUTE have been working to realize this practice performance for many youth and learned cadre to participate as active players as producers and value chain stakeholders.

We wish to use this social Network to welcome all specified age groups from all areas of tanzania rural and Urban, religious and non religious as well as from any Gender and denominations to use this brilliant opportunity as in well Organized groups to work on this and if possible they can contact TGFA and AMSHA with number 0753 843 321 or visit our website and pages in Twitter and Facebook

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