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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tanzania: Netherlands Reaffirms Food Security Support to Dar

The Netherlands has affirmed that it would continue focusing on providing Tanzania with knowledge and skills on priority sector of agriculture and food security in helping the country's transformation. Deputy Head of Mission, Ms Hinke Nauta, said in Dar es Salaam recently that the agriculture and food security gained more attention because the Netherlands and Tanzania have longstanding cooperation on the sector. She noted this at the Embassy in Dar es Salaam during the farewell part for 50 Tanzanians who have been selected under the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) to go for studies in Netherlands. The fellows are expected to depart within the next few days. The vast majority of the fellows would attend courses on agriculture and food security. "Your challenge is to ensure that you make impact to organisational and country level after you come back to Tanzania," she told the fellows. Out of the 50 fellows, 39 are going for master degree courses while the remaining 11 would take short courses. Since early 1970s, at least 5,000 Tanzanian mid-career professionals have been awarded scholarships to study in the Netherlands.

Source: allafrica.com