Before they think for us…

Written by Najma Juma | Posted on  1 April, 2016.

The breath-taking beauty of Tanzania makes it easy to forget that Tanzania is categorised as a least developed and low-income food deficit country with more than 40 percent of the population living in chronic food-deficit regions, where irregular rainfall causes recurring food shortages. Hunger could be sounding too much to some of us. It is like a western song, many do know the extent it lives with us Hunger is simply feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat. There are people who eat one meal per day. Yet Tanzania is the leading country with enough arable land for agriculture, more than 44 million hectors is good for agriculture but its only 34 percent is being used. Nevertheless, Tanzania is the third country in Africa which is leading in livestock keeping, this frustrate me, where does all this meat and dairy products go? Why can’t we benefit from our own resources?

For a number of years, we have been receiving loans and grants, the agriculture sector is mainly sponsored by external aids in terms of technology and techniques’ wonder what is wrong with us, despite all these aids still hunger prevails. It is time we young people, to start discussing these issues so that we can think of a better solution before someone else in another country think for us.