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Tanzania: EU Empowers TBs On Monitoring Package, Product Standards


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tanzania: EU Empowers TBs On Monitoring Package, Product Standards

The European Union through Trade and Agriculture Support Programme (TASPII) has purchase packaging materials and equipment worth 2bn/- for the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) laboratory. This was announced in Dar es Salaam yesterday during packaging material producers, consumers and entrepreneurs meeting organized by the Coordinator of the Trade and Agriculture programme from the Ministry of Finance, Jonathan Mbuya. He said EU has released fund for the purchase of the equipment to enable TBS to cope with challenges facing packaging materials so that TBS can be in a better position to determine the quality and control the standards of the locally produced packaging materials (...) On his part, TBS official, Kezia Mbwambo said the intended output of the projects is increased security of the agricultural products especially among small scale farmers and other sub-sectors under the project (...) Furthermore, he affirmed that they will as well work on capacity building to small scale farmers on how they can tap the market by empowering them with skills on striving to produce standard goods especially in tea, coffee, cotton, horticulture and fish industries.

Source: allafrica.com