Tanzania: Organic Farming Gains Popularity

Dar es Salaam The historical background of organic agriculture in Tanzania goes back to the world history of agriculture, when people were farming more traditionally.

This is to say modern organic farming still has roots from the first half of the 20th century, when there was growing reliance on non-organic methods.

After the industrial revolution had introduced synthetic methods, most of which were not well-developed and had serious side effects, an organic movement began in the 1940s, as a reaction to agriculture’s growing reliance on synthetic fertilisers and pesticides.