To move farmers from technological backwardness, the Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre (TATC) is conducting a number of pilot projects for appropriate and affordable technologies.
TATC director for finance and administration, Kunonga Mezza said that they are on pilot project after completing manufacture a power tiller in their centre.
Mezza said that following the initiative, farmers in the country will no longer have to use cattle on cultivation or the hand hoe technology.
The centre will move to automotive engineering technologies for national and regional development, in line with the National and
Tanzania Automotive Technology Centre wants to develop and operate a reliable and reputable automotive engineering centre for conducting research and innovations, technology development and dissemination, and quality assurance services for national and regional markets.
The centre has introduced water pump technology for application in irrigation schemes and community water supply.
This technology is easy to operate and maintain, robust construction from well treated materials for long life, easily adaptable and can either be driven by electric motor or internal combustion engine and the spare parts are locally available at TATC Nyumbu centre.
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