Four new sunflower varieties are expected to increase the crop yields

The production of cooking oils is also awaited to swell. Currently, Tanzania imports 60 percent of cooking oils despite having a vast potential of sunflower seeds, according to a Bank of Tanzania report of 2017. The research institution facilitates the planting of the new high oleic four hybrids — Michel, Archeo, Ancilla, and Soleado — at all trial locations. The field trials test how all four varieties respond to different land amalgam techniques, different inputs, and new protocols. The African Food Company and QFP in collaboration with World Vision Tanzania and Vision Fund Tanzania under the support of AMDT are embedding a project that seeks to increase farming income through the use of technology (sunflower hybrid seeds), financial services, good agricultural practices, business ethics and quality inputs.

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