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

Farming goes hi-tech with robotics

Farming goes hi-tech with robotics

Already in action for some time in France, the US and some Eastern European countries, robots are now also the future of technological innovation in agriculture in Italy

Rwanda and UK governments join IFC to advance Africa’s cold chain progress

Rwanda and UK governments join IFC to ad…

Government representatives from Rwanda and the UK have joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to sign a Statement of Cooperation at COP27 to help accelerate the scaling up of innovative...

Innovating technologies for Food, Feed & Biofuel industries

Innovating technologies for Food, Feed …

Desmet is continuously improving its technologies and discovering new ways to cope with market requirements 

MSC drives tea production industry in East Africa with supply chain opportunities

MSC drives tea production industry in Ea…

The season of tea, which is one of the most popular beverages in the world, is upon us, with East African countries accounting for 94% of all African tea exports...

EIMA, the key role of training for agriculture 4.0

EIMA, the key role of training for agric…

Italian agriculture holds a record: it is the most sustainable in the world 

Monosem introduces new ValoTerra Ultimate: An innovative addition to the ValoTerra range

Monosem introduces new ValoTerra Ultimat…

The new ValoTerra Ultimate which enables precise planting, regardless of work speed, thus fulfilling both farmers and contractors’ needs, has been designed to be able to plant seeds from 2-18...

Prev Next

OTHER RELATED ARTICLES - Machinery & Equipment

President Museveni orders 20 tractors for Ugandan farmers

President Museveni orders 20 tractors fo…

President Museveni has ordered for the delivery of 20 tractors worth US$870,000 to 20 groups of farmers across Uganda

Case IH displays its high-tech tractors at Nampo 2017

Case IH displays its high-tech tractors …

Case IH, the international brand of agricultural equipments, showcased its full line of track technology at the Nampo 2017 in Africa, and presented wide range of tractors that revolutionise the...

Pöttinger expands IMPRESS baler and wrapper combinations

Pöttinger expands IMPRESS baler and wrap…

Pöttinger has expanded its IMPRESS round baler line with the new baler and wrapper combination

Pottinger's mower technology enhances forage quality

Pottinger's mower technology enhances fo…

Pöttinger’s ALPHA MOTION technology on the NOVACAT and EUROCAT has been helping farmers all over the world for a number of years

Wideblue designs camera for easier crop disease detection

Wideblue designs camera for easier crop …

Wideblue, Glasgow-based product consultancy, has designed a low-cost camera, which will be used in agriculture to test early-onset disease in various crops including potatoes and soft fruits

CES to honour John Deere for X Series combines in robotics category

CES to honour John Deere for X Series co…

John Deere has been honoured in the robotics category of the 2021 CES Innovation Awards, which recognise outstanding product design and engineering in consumer technology products

Pöttinger launches new roller conditioner for Novacat Alpha Motion models

Pöttinger launches new roller conditione…

Pöttinger has launched Novacat RCB, its latest new roller conditioner, offering the advantages of being more economical, reliable and easier to service

Mercer International announces acquisition of sawmill and bio-mass power plant

Mercer International announces acquisiti…

Mercer International Inc, the global pulp company, announced on 12 April that it has completed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercer Timber Products GmbH, its previously announced agreement to acquire...

Trelleborg showcase six new innovations and products at SIMA

Trelleborg showcase six new innovations …

At SIMA 2017, Trelleborg unveiled and showcased six products from its extensive portfolio of tyres and complete wheel systems for the agricultural sector

STEYR tractor wins product design award

STEYR tractor wins product design award

The Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s largest design competitions, has recognised the STEYR Terrus CVT tractor as a winner in the ‘Product Design’ category

Valmont Irrigation websites get a new look

Valmont Irrigation websites get a new lo…

Valmont Irrigation, manufacturer of Valley brand of irrigation equipment, has redesigned its international websites

Vaisala launches 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument

Vaisala launches 3-in-1 biogas measureme…

Vaisala, a Finnish-based environmental and industrial measurements manufacturer, has introduced the world’s first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments

Prev Next