SabaSaba International Trade Fair
From 28th June to 10th July AAA Tz Chapter was at the SabaSaba International Trade Fair. The fair is held each year at the Julius Nyerere grounds Kurasin Dar-es-Salaam. Present were members from different sectors such as diary, honey, poultry and food processing. Each BC had a representative. Members from Tanzania included Three Sisters, West Kilimanjaro Dairy Products, Asali Asilia, Nature Ripe, International Tanfeeds, Frank Organic Horticulture Ltd and HD Agribusiness.
Apart from showcasing their products, members were also able to see what other people in similar businesses are doing, get contacts from potential customers and suppliers. Members were also able to sell their products. From Kenya and Uganda, we had Kate Kibarah and Farid Karama. SUA also participated by sending beneficiaries from Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperation (SUGECO).
“This is my first time in the fair and so far I have sold 270 bottles of honey which are worth TZS 2.7 ml, I also got some advice from customers on how I should seal my products. In general, I have interacted with different stake holders in the honey business. One business deal which is to be discussed yet, this will allow me to sell my honey to South Africa. I also had a chance to register my products to TFDA and set an appointment with TBS to certify my products” said Goseberth Baitwa from Asali Asilia.