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  • Innovations in banana cropping systems in Tanzania

    24 Jul News item

    Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the Banana cropping project aimed to improve the livelihoods of banana farmers in the region. Now, after four years, the first results are visible: banana bunches are twice as big and farmers are selling the surplus to other regions in Tanzania and even abroad.

  • Diplomatie.Belgium@21July

    17 Jul News item

    The Belgian Development Cooperation and B-Fast are taking part in the festivities of our National Day on Monday 21st July. Discover our activities in the Rue de la Regence and participate in many games!

  • Strategy Paper for the Belgian Fund for Food Security

    27 Jun News item

    The Belgian Fund for Food Security (BFFS) is a unique financing instrument that focuses on improving the food security of vulnerable populations in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa at great risk of food insecurity. The new Strategy Paper defines the BFFS' priority intervention areas and is in line with the mission and objectives of Belgian development cooperation.

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