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Getting Crops to Market

Published: June 21 2021

Beans and Maize is the backbone of agriculture in Tanzania, but it is not always a simple market. Factors like weather patterns, increased maize imports, and fluctuations in the local markets can leave farmers asking the question, "Where am I am going to market my beans or maize?" Beans and Maize in Tanzania is grown mostly during what is considered the "long rains" season (January to October). This leaves land either fallow (left alone, unplanted) the second half of the year, or planted with other horticultural crops like tomatoes or onions.

OBRI Tanzania is working to ensure that there are markets for the farmers to sell their produce at a fair price. We understand that there is much more to successful farming than just sowing and harvesting.