The Tanzanian government is in progress to implement a special project for the construction of three major grapes bulk juice collection and storage centers. The project to be implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture focuses to help the grapes farmers to deter from the long-standing challenge of unreliable market access for their produce.
Anthony Mavunde, the Deputy Agriculture Minister said: "The bulk juice to be processed by each farmer will be measured and stored professionally while waiting for customers.”
He added that the parent ministry had decided to come up with the project after becoming aware that most of the grapes farmers were failing to effectively benefit from their farm's executions due to lack of reliable markets for their produce, the discouraging move that often saw many grapes rot in the plantations.
He however observed that, huge percentage of the wine processing factories within and outside the country currently prefers to purchase grapes bulk juice and not raw grapes, the development which calls for fresh efforts to empower the involved farmers to cope with a tide of the on-going transformation in the vital economic sector.