Category Archives: Economic Development

Forest Conservation, Reforestation Critical To Tanzania

Deforestation Costing Tanzania Billions Deforestation in Tanzania could cost the national economy 5,588 billion Tanzanian Shillings (US$3.5 billion) by 2033. Investing in reforestation, forest conservation and agroforestry can reverse that drain on the economy and the nation. Forest ecosystems in the … Continue reading

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Tanzania Launches Tourism Campaign

Wildlife Conservation Critical To Tanzania Tourism Tanzania’s tourism revenues could increase fourfold in the next 10 years and also create more jobs, this is according to the World Bank. The industry could generate 16 billion US dollars by 2025 up … Continue reading

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Tanzania Residents Urged To Keep Bees

Honey Provides Food, Income To Tanzanians Misenyi District Council chairman Wiliam Katunzi, has appealed to agricultural and livestock extension officers in the district to sensitise people on the economic potential of bee keeping. He highlighted that a farmer can pocket … Continue reading

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Aga Khan Development Network to Invest U.S. $1 Billion In Tanzania

THE recent visit by His Highness the Aga Khan has opened up Tanzania to greater investments in the economic and social development of the country. The current Aga Khan, who has been a friend of Tanzania since before independence is … Continue reading

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Tour Operators In Tanzania Declare National Disaster Over Wildlife Poaching

Elephant Herd Decimated Since 2009 A leading Arusha based tourism agency, the Tanzania Association of Tour Operators (TATO) is pushing the government to declare poaching a national disaster.The multi-billion-dollar tourism firms Chairman Willy Chambullo said mid this week in the region … Continue reading

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Court Says Highway Across Serengeti National Park Unlawful

Not A Sustainable Path For East Africa East African Court of Justice Arusha, 23 June 2014: The first Instance Division on 20 June 2014, as it concluded the session which begun in May 2014, declared that the initial proposed action … Continue reading

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UNDP Supports Sustainable Agriculture in Tanzania

Agriculture Critical To Sustainable Economy UNDP  Tanzania  in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) through the President’s Office, is supporting the establishment of the Agriculture Delivery Division (ADD) within the  President Delivery Bureau (PDB) which, is charged with spearheading transformation of … Continue reading

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Calls to Legalise Tanzania’s Charcoal Trade to Save Forests

Deforestation In Tanzania Taking Its Toll Tanzania’s government has been urged to embrace sustainable charcoal production to protect the country’s forest cover amidst failed attempts to abolish the local charcoal trade. “Biomass [charcoal] is a predominant source of energy, we … Continue reading

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Tanzania Bank To Increase Loans To Women

Program Aimed At Economic Independence The Tanzania Women Bank (TWB) is to provide plots with an official title deed to women operating small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to enable them access loans more easily. TWB Managing Director Ms Margareth Chacha … Continue reading

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Mellowswan Will Reforest Tanzania, Create Hundreds Of Jobs

Kilimanjaro Ecosystem Supports Millions Of People What’s the Kilimanjaro region worth? How about the entire ecosystem of Kenya, Tanzania and all of East Africa? What will it mean to millions of people and critically endangered species–including elephants, rhinos and lions–if … Continue reading

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