Kilombero Plantations Limited in Tanzania joins a long list of failed big agriculture projects in Africa in recent years, including Agrisol and Sun Biofuels in Tanzania; Karuturi in Kenya and Ethiopia; Nile Trading in South Sudan; Senhuile in Senegal, and Bukanga Lonzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo
An 80-member business delegation from China's Shandong Province will arrive in Tanzania to look on how to scale up agriculture export and import trading in the area of agriculture equipment and products.They will exchange views on motor vehicle- new and used, aquatic products, marine culture industry, fishery, as well as livestock industry.
Kilombero Plantation Ltd, the Tanzanian subsidiary of Guernsey-registered Agrica Ltd. and “best in class” player in the field of socially responsible ag investments in Africa, is up for sale after defaulting on loans from several financial institutions.
In our APRA study, we have been asking: what actually happens on the ground, even when corridors as originally planned are slow to materialise? Do the grand visions play out as expected? Who is involved and who loses out?
During the launch of the Kilombero SAGCOT cluster, Tanzania's Minister of Agriculture says his government would continue creating an enabling environment suitable for attracting more investors into the agricultural sector.
Villages across Tanzania are using legal expertise, political pressure and smart solutions like land mapping to win back plots — and then secure them — from corporations they accuse of using loopholes to grab territory.