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With a big herd, Tanzania projects strong meat exports

With a big herd, Tanzania projects strong meat exports

  • Tanzania, a country with a total area of 947,300 km², is home to Africa’s second-largest cattle herd.
  • Meat exports constitute about 7.1 percent of the East African country’s GDP.
  • With eyes on higher revenues, Tanzania aims to produce 10,000 tonnes of meat annually by 2025.

With a big herd and stakes high in the international food markets, Tanzania has set her eyes on ambitious plan of shipping 10,000 tonnes of meat exports annually by 2025. Whereas Tanzania is home to Africa’s second-largest cattle herd, the country has been punching below its weight.

Currently, Tanzania is not one of the top meat and milk producers in the continent. The country’s situation syncs with FAO’s observation that there is no correlation between the size of cattle herds a country owns to its beef exports.

Relation between cattle herds and meat exports

In terms of the size of livestock in Africa, the Food …

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