On October the 21st 2019, the 3-year impact cluster New Origins Sustainable Spices (NOSS) programme was launched at the Uhuru Hostel in Shanti Town, Moshi. This event gave the stage to the NOSS stakeholders (NABC, Précon, HQO, Agri Exim, Kagan Spices, and Aromatum) and Dutch government representatives to introduce themselves to the audience and to introduce NOSS. In specific, the importance of the programme for the European spice market and the sustainable development of the spice supply chain in Tanzania was discussed.
The Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Japhet Hasunga together with the Regional Commissioner of Kilimanjaro Region, Dr. Anna Mghwira honoured the launching with their attendance and offerings of full support to the impact cluster.
After the introduction and welcoming of the Minister and Regional Commissioner, the official partnership agreement was signed. The agreement underlines the partnership between the Tanzanian government, the Dutch government, the Dutch stakeholders and the Tanzanian partners.
The launching event ended with a constructive networking lunch where finance stakeholders, spice associations, traders, farmers, union representatives, government officials and NOSS stakeholders could liaise and exchange contacts for future cooperation.