Agriculture is the basis of the economy in Tanzania: about 80% of Tanzanians work in agriculture. Around 85% of agricultural activities are dedicated to the cultivation of food, e.g. cereals (corn, rice, millet and finger millet), roots and tubers (e.g. cassava, sweet potatoes, potatoes, yams), vegetables (e.g. beans and peas), oil seeds (sunflower, sesame, peanuts), vegetables (e.g. okra, eggplant, onions , ginger, spinach, amaranth, fruits (jackfruit, bananas, avocados, mangoes etc.) and cash crops for export (e.g. coffee).
Agriculture in Tanzania is dominated by traditional family-run small farms that work with the most simple technical means. Only about 10% of the cultivation is carried out with a tractor.
The Kilacha Production and Training Center is a training facility that contributes to the professionalization of agricultural production in Tanzania and thus food security, income and development.
Around 500 students are enrolled at the agricultural faculty. There are diploma and certificate courses in agricultural production and livestock health / livestock husbandry. There are also short courses and seminars aimed at farmers from the region. The new Hospitality Faculty teaches food production, hotel management, tour guiding & tourism.
The training center grows vegetables and runs small pigs and fish farms. Stone is also crushed and sold as building material.
Voluntary assignments and supervised internships are possible for trainees and students with an agricultural background. You work in the different areas of agricultural production. You can also take part in the training center's English-language courses.
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