The Embassy of Denmark in Tanzania has declared its reversal of the earlier decision to close its Dar es Salaam offices.

Expressing a staunch commitment to maintaining enduring and fruitful collaboration between the two nations, the embassy emphasized its dedication to sustaining ties.

The initial Danish government's announcement in 2021 to shut down its mission in Tanzania by 2024 cited adjustments to its global presence as a primary motive.

Mette Nørgaard, Denmark's ambassador to Tanzania, highlighted, "This decision underscores our unwavering friendship and confidence in Tanzania's potential for growth, particularly in the agricultural domain. We eagerly anticipate strengthening our connections further and persistently working together towards shared objectives."

Ambassador Nørgaard conveyed these sentiments through a recorded video during the 2023 Tanzania Agriculture Stakeholders Learning Event (TASLE) held in Dodoma.

The TASLE convened diverse stakeholders from the agriculture sector to deliberate on strategies for enhancing production value and bolstering the nation's economy.

Representing Minister Hussein Bashe, the Director of Crops Development at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nyasebwa Chimagu, graced the event.

Chimagu affirmed Tanzania's considerable strides in eradicating regional and continental hunger. Presently, the focus remains on generating food for domestic consumption and global commercial purposes.

This narrative aligns with President Samia Suluhu Hassan's assertion that Tanzania is self-sufficient in food and capable of feeding the continent and beyond.

Chimagu disclosed Tanzania's ongoing efforts in crafting the Tanzania Agricultural Master Plan 2050 and finalizing the implementation of the Second Five Year Development Plan 2025.

He highlighted that Tanzania currently achieves 124 percent food self-sufficiency, aiming to achieve 130 percent as per the 2020-2025 CCM manifesto.

Dr. Mary Shetto, a board member of AMDT, stressed the government's active collaboration with her organization in formulating pivotal policy matters. She urged the continuation of this partnership for the nation's benefit.

Dr. Shetto cited AMDT's ongoing involvement with the government in formulating strategic plans for key crops, including cereals and edible oil.

Emphasizing readiness to collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Shetto conveyed a commitment to crafting comprehensive plans and guidelines to ensure sustainable and productive agriculture in Tanzania. Photo by FredyVC, Wikimedia commons.