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Jul 29, 2012

Tanzanian President - Africa's Solution to Poverty is Productive Agriculture

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete told reporters on 29 July 2012 that agricultural productivity is the key to poverty eradication. He made this statement in Dar es Salaam at the launch of the Third Convocation of China -Africa Development Partnership Against Poverty.

According to President Kikwete, "Many African governments have not been able to realize agricultural revolution by 100 per cent complicating efforts to eradicate poverty due to financial constraints." Under his administration, Tanzania is "determined to fight poverty and has given priority to agriculture to help improve people's lives."

In the President's view, the best way to implement productive agriculture is through: mechanization that includes the modernized technology; improvement of water services; and the creation of access to reliable markets.

Photo Caption: President Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), chair of African Union
Photo Credit: UN Photo / Erin Siegal

For more see:

"Tanzania: Agriculture Can Rid Africa of Poverty - President Kikwete," AllAfrica.com, 29 July 2012.

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