Marking Nane Nane Celebrations
MARKUP, through the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Solidaridad, participated in the Nane Nane 2020 Exhibition that was held in Bariadi District, Simiyu – Tanzania from 1 to 8 August 2020.
Nane Nane, or Farmers’ Day, acknowledges and celebrates the accomplishments of farmers in Tanzania. Fairs and exhibitions are held throughout the country to showcase and market agricultural products. Companies, farmers, regional and local officials are drawn to see the latest developments and opportunities in the world of agriculture.
MARKUP took this opportunity to familiarise small and medium enterprises, farmers and associations with the programme and raise awareness for the various tools and studies developed, to position MARKUP and relate its successes and achievements to key stakeholders from the public and the private sector, especially the Ministry of Agriculture, at whose pavilion the MARKUP booth was situated.
The Deputy Minister for Policy, Labour, and Employment Youth, Hon. Antony Mavunde, visited the MARKUP booth and was most interested in the programme.
Nane Nane week was also used to organize bilateral meetings with key stakeholders such as the Tea Board of Tanzania (TBT), the Tanzania Smallholders Tea Development Agency (TASHTDA), the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) and the Cereals and Mixed Produce Board (CPB). These meetings confirmed existing good relationships, strengthened the networking and helped to attract more SMEs into the support programme.