FAO supports Tanzanian efforts to assess food shortage
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has released fund to support Tanzania's endeavor of carrying out a countrywide food shortage assessment.
The assessment will involve data collection from rural farmers so as to establish the amount of food shortage in the east African nation.
FAO program officer Silvia Tirweshobwa said on Thursday the program is geared to establish the exact statistics on food shortage, so as to have sustainable planning.
Under the program, 336,000 U.S. dollars will be provided for a special pilot project, whereby a number of agricultural officers across Tanzania's eastern region of Morogoro will be trained.