twitter RSS Feed linkedin acp contact

NGO to spend US$46 million on irrigation schemes in Tanzania

The Private Agricultural Sector Support Trust (PASS Trust) will spend nearly US$46mn in Tanzania in order to restore irrigation schemes that have been inactive for many years

Africa irrigation programmePASS Trust will use eight tractors and six combine harvesters for the project to enable smallholder farmers to use the machinery through the Tractor Hiring scheme. (Image source: Food Ethics Council)

PASS Trust will purchase tractors and combine harvester machines for the project, which is set to benefit smallholder farmers.

The company chairman, Andrew Temu, addressed journalists over the weekend in Dar es Salaam about the second phase for the Lower Moshi irrigation scheme.

Temu said PASS would purchase eight tractors and six combine harvesters for the project to enable smallholder farmers to use the machinery under the terms of the Tractor Hiring scheme.

“This is a lease financing where after repaying the loan all machines become the property of the farmers,” Temu stated.

PASS Trust will also work on the Dakawa irrigation scheme in the Morgora region, the Madibira irrigation scheme in the Iringa region and other areas in the country, it said.

Managing director of the company, Iddy Lujina, said that they have finished setting up the Moshi office and that they are planning to open the Mtwara office and Kigoma is also expected to open this year.


LATEST NEWS IN Machinery & Equipment

Major players collaborate to minimise environmental feed footprint

Major players collaborate to minimise en…

Danisco Animal Nutrition and Health recently announced their partnership with Dutch company Single Spark. In another development, BASF declared their upcoming collaboration with German speciality chemicals company Evonik

Africa in need of new farming system to tackle climate change

Africa in need of new farming system to …

Global warming and the resulting climate change, along with other factors have largely impacted food security in Africa

Clean cold experts receive multi-million funding boost

Clean cold experts receive multi-million…

Experts leading research into sustainable cooling have received a US$10.95mn boost that secures work at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) until 2025

Radar is a better ultrasonic: VEGA

Radar is a better ultrasonic: VEGA

Jürgen Skowaisa, product manager Radar at VEGA Grieshaber KG in Schiltach, Germany, speaks about their new series of sensors

Modern solutions to blueberry pack house challenges

Modern solutions to blueberry pack house…

Pack houses are facing new challenges with constant changes in the blueberry business

Juwel 6 completes LEMKEN plough range

Juwel 6 completes LEMKEN plough range

LEMKEN is set to introduce a new addition to the family, the little brother of the Juwel 7, 8 and 10 mounted reversible ploughs

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Machinery & Equipment

Bühler marks 50 years anniversary in South Africa

Bühler marks 50 years anniversary in Sou…

Bühler, one of the leading names in fast moving consumer goods sector in South Africa, has celebrated its 50th anniversary of establishing its business in the country

AI brings transformative change in agricultural productivity

AI brings transformative change in agric…

Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) will drive a deep and transformative change in the agricultural world during the coming decades, according to IDTechEx

Massey Ferguson introduces telemetry solution

Massey Ferguson introduces telemetry sol…

Massey Ferguson, a global leader in manufacturing for the agricultural industry, has launched an equipment-management solution that enables remote and real-time monitoring to any device

DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winners announced

DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winners announced

The German Agricultural Society (DLG) has announced the winners of its new innovation award scheme ‘DLG-Agrifuture Concept Winner’ which recognises pioneering achievements in agricultural technology

LEMKEN introduces iQblue connect automation solution

LEMKEN introduces iQblue connect automat…

LEMKEN has developed iQblue connect, a highly versatile retrofitting kit which converts existing technology into smart machines for modern farming processes

New Holland tractor wins specialized award at EIMA

New Holland tractor wins specialized awa…

New Holland’s T3F.75F tractor has won ‘Best of Specialized’ title for 2015 at EIMA in Italy  

Ethiopia’s CPWE boosts coffee processing efficiency with Sortex solutions

Ethiopia’s CPWE boosts coffee processing…

Coffee plays a crucial role in generating foreign currency for the national economy of Ethiopia

Case IH launches Precision Disk 550 Series air drill

Case IH launches Precision Disk 550 Seri…

Case IH has introduced the Precision Disk 550 air drill, which is designed to boost yield potential in a variety of crop and tillage practices

ArmaTrac licensed GIAD to produce tractors

ArmaTrac licensed GIAD to produce tracto…

ArmaTrac, the export brand of Erkunt Tractor Industries Inc, has licensed GIAD, one of Africa’s largest industrial enterprises, to produce ArmaTrac tractors

New Holland launches T6 Series tractors in Kenya

New Holland launches T6 Series tractors …

New Holland Agriculture has launched the new four-model TS6 Series tractor range in the Kenyan market

JOSKIN launches online configurator for the livestock trailers and meadow aerators

JOSKIN launches online configurator for …

JOSKIN has come up with an online configurator for the livestock trailers and meadow aerators

CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900 large tractors

CLAAS launches two versions of AXION 900…

CLAAS has launched the AXION 900 series, which has undergone systematic refinement and offers many new features

Prev Next