Farmer's Voice

Tanzania: Official Calls For Measures To Promote Cooperative Societies

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Dr. Rajab Rutengwe, regional commissioner ofKatavi,Tanzania, called for measures to promote cooperative societies and unions across the country since Rutengwe believes that they are instrumental in reducing poverty in the nation.  Rutengwe said cooperative unions help improve lives of leaf growers all over the country. He welcomed reports that tobacco growers received US$ 21.9 million in 2013. However, Rutengwe expressed concerns over leaf prices offered to growers in Katavi and Kigoma regions (Daily News -Tanzania4/2).