Is Culture a problem for Crop-Product Market Expansion; What’s your view in Tanzania?

Culturalism has been a major obstacle to the expansion of the product market due to the intake and overall use. For example, the community can expand the base of raw tomatoes and use tomatoes that are sun dried themselves or mixed with olive oil for home use.

Culture; Is a totality way of life of a particular community includes peoples’ food, clothes, dancing, norms, arts and others that are related.

Product Market; Basing on economics, the product market is the place in which final goods or services are offered for purchase by consumers, businesses, and the public sector.

Influence of Culture to Crop Product Market

Various cultures in Tanzania have a significant impact on market expansion for agricultural products especially in processing products such as tomatoes, sweet peppers, onions, leafy vegetables, carrots and other ingredient products.

So it has led to rot of agricultural products when the market has fallen prices for raw products, since it occurs sometimes when the market is overflowing products such as tomatoes or onions farmers find themselves stopping to harvest crops and leaving them damaged or deciding to sell them at low prices. For example in 2016 farmers in Morogoro and other regions in Tanzania were unable to sell tomato crops and find themselves leaving them in the field or selling them at a very low price.

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Market Place

Most societies in Tanzania prefer to use raw products for example tomatoes, sweet peppers, carrots and other ingredient crops for home use and stop using the products that are sealed from those crops. This is due to the practice of using raw crops for example the use of raw tomatoes for a long time by assuming that if they will not use it as much as the flavor that comes in it will not exist.

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Situation for Advisory Services in Farming sector – Tanzania.

Agricultural extension (also known as agricultural advisory services) plays a crucial role in promoting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of pro-poor economic growth.

Agricultural extension in Tanzania has been and still remains almost entirely financed by the public sector represented by the government through the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC). Prior to decentralization, MAFC had the mandate to provide extension services to the whole country.

Rice Farming Advisory Service

The excessive government dominance in the management of the sector did not provide room for coordination with other actors already supplementing extension delivery of the public system in the field. These other actors operate as private for-profit firms or private nonprofit agencies. The latter may be further classified into member-based organizations, such as producer and community organizations, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that are not member-based.

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Does Diamond or Ally Kiba’s Music help a plant to grow?; Other Music Can!

ABSTRACT

This science fair project was conducted to find out how music will affect the growth of plants. The science fair project was done by playing classical music for 3 hours everyday beside the plants.
HYPOTHESIS

Playing classical music beside the plant everyday will make it grow faster.

BACKGROUND

Music and plants

The effect of music on plant growth is still a debatable subject among scientists and experts. Many experiments have been performed by both scientists and students to prove that plants can grow better and faster when they are provided with musical stimulation.

Music actually consists of sound waves that travel through the air at varying frequencies and finally reaching our ear drums to be recognized as sound and music.

When the plant is exposed to the same music, it also receives the same sound waves and could in fact be receiving some form of stimuli that we are yet able to understand.

The experiments done by scientists have shown that some plants grew more quickly after being exposed to musical stimulation. Most scientists will agree that seeds that are exposed to music will actually be able to germinate faster.

 

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Head – Set on Plant

There are also those who are of the opinion that plants that are exposed to music may in fact be receiving better care and attention, and therefore grow more quickly. When someone speaks or sings to plants, they may possibly be supplying the plant with additional carbon dioxide that the plants will need to grow faster.

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FARM PREPARATION; STRATEGICAL PROCEDURES

Agricultural sector has remained as an economic stay for country citizens in Tanzania since 1961. Though accumulation of years still small holder farmers are hampering from shortage of knowledge, modern practices and inadequate support from extension department.

This article needs to address some basic steps for farm preparation.

Land Preparation

These are necessary procedures that farmers require to consider when the time of cultivation has arrived.

Remove leaves, weeds and small trees and then dry and burn them up to make the field clean and enable the farmer to do other steps.

This action should be done in a randomized procedure without affecting fertile layers in the soil as this soil layer is essential for plant growth.

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SOCIAL MEDIA, A TOOL TO ENGAGE YOUTH IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR

Social media can be defined as web-based applications that enable end-users to interchange electronic content. There are different forms of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr, Storify, Slideshare, among several others.

Media Varieties

These tools have emerged in recent years as a powerful and widespread communication platform and are being used in a wide range of areas such as agricultural and rural development, environmental protection, education, public health, or disaster communication and management.

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