Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Tanzania National Business Council (TBNC) had a meeting on 2nd and 3rd June, 2009 in Dar es salaam under its chairperson His Excellency President of United Republic of Tanzania Hon. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Among other issues of the meeting the KILIMO KWANZA resolution was passed having the following core 8 pillars Political will to push our agricultural transformation, Enhanced financing for agriculture, Institutional reorganization and management of agriculture, Paradigm shift to strategic agricultural production, Land availability for agriculture, Incentives to stimulate investments in agriculture, Industrialization for agricultural transformation, Science, technology and human resources to support agricultural transformation, Infrastructure Development to support agricultural transformation and Mobilization of Tanzanians to support and participate in the implementation of KILIMO KWANZA.

As young environmentalist, would like to give critical analysis of these pillars, do Business people care about environment in Tanzania? Were there any environmentalist representative in the meeting?. I have been personally in Sumbawanga – Rukwa last year 2009 December, 2nd -6th, for legal aid day. I had an interview with one client who needed legal opinion for the need to have Environmental Impact Assessment to be conducted in an area whereby the Regional Commissioner of Rukwa has decided allocate it to governmental officers in his region so as to implement Kilimo Kwanza. This concerned environmentalist who came for legal aid was assisted accordingly.

Fellow YETS can we share Impacts of KILIMO KWANZA as environmentalist? This is food for thought.

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