Tanzania mulls mega-meat processing plant

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Tanzania mulls mega-meat processing plant

A mega meat processing plant will be constructed in Tanzania providing big relief to livestock keepers who will be sure of selling their livestock at better prices, Tanzanian president John Magufuli has said.

Addressing a joint news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam shortly after he had held talks with the visiting Egyptian President El-Sisi, President Magufuli said the construction of the meat processing plant will help boost profitability of livestock farmers in the country.

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The meat processing plant will be financed by Egypt. Tanzania will also benefit from huge meat market in Egypt.

According to statistics by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania has one of the largest livestock populations in Africa with 13.5 million head of cattle, 5.5 million goats, 3.6 million sheep, 0.4 million pigs and 23.2 million chickens.