Chiza: Tanzania ripe for progress in agriculture

http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22726-chiza-tz-ripe-for-progress-in-agriculture

…Commenting on land-grabbing which was raised several times during the talks, Engineer Chiza explained: “Someone published information that was not true. One newspaper even reported that the government had grabbed 3 million hectares of land. Actually the land that has been surveyed in the last two years is not more than 4,000 hectares. As a result of this misinformation, Tanzania has been removed from the list of possible investment opportunities. How can these people confound information that has been in one newspaper? Even today NGOs are publishing such information. They are recycling old information. Please come, engage and talk to us in the government and credible institutions like SAGCOT.”…

Tanzania’s minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Eng. Christopher Chiza and Ambassador Peter Kallaghe look at details during roundtable talks with various international investors at the Reform Club in London on Monday. The Citizen | 23 October  2013

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