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Tanzanian horticultural exports up 17.8% to $642M

Tanzanian horticultural exports were valued at $642 million, up 17.8% compared to the year before ($545 million), thecitizen reported.  

In parallel, horticulture has contributed to 43% of export earnings, confirming its position as the sub-sector of activity with the fastest growth rate in the agricultural sector.

While the latter recorded an overall growth rate of 4.8% over the past five years, horticulture grew by 11%, Jacqueline Mkindi, managing director of the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), revealed.

Despite these positive indicators, the official said many challenges still hamper the development of this sub-sector. These include, among others, post-harvest losses and poor storage facilities. 


Publication date: 10/12/2017


 


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