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We provide Tanzania sorghum to the local and export markets. We source the raw fresh Tanzania sorghum from family growers in the country.
Tanzania sorghum is the number five staple of this East African country that locals grow in the semi-arid parts for subsistence. Only maize, followed by rice, cassava and wheat outrank this porridge flour-making crop in daily use. The country has a production capacity of 0.5 million tons per year. This is supplemented by 0.2 million tons of millet. Tanzania grows the traditional and improved varieties of the crop. One of the hybrid types is sorghum bicolor or L. Moench. The main growing areas include Tabora, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Mtwara, Dodoma, and Singida among others. The farmers produce mainly for subsistence but also bring their harvests to the major local markets including Dar-es-Salaam for sale.
The origin of the crop was in Egypt along the Nile valley around 8000 B.C. The plant would then spread to Ethiopia and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa where it went on to become a flour-producing staple.
We source Tanzania sorghum in various regions of the country. Out of these, we concentrate on Dodoma in the central plateau, Tabora in the western highlands and Mtwara in the south. Our farmers usually grow the crop in their backyards in land measuring less than 2 acres. They maintain their crops with farmyard manure for soil enrichment. They also keep off chemical sprays to maintain low residual levels in their produce.
We harvest Tanzania sorghum by the use of sickles in combination with bar headers. Our trained crew of farmhands uses the sickles to prop the chaffs of grain. This gives the bar headers clearing distance for cutting the heads borne on the stalks. Each cut head comes with a bit of handling stalk attached to it. It also features a few leaves which will also be removed during the threshing stage.
We do our threshing of Tanzania sorghum by drying the harvest in flat mats under the sun. We usually aim to lower the moisture concentration from a high of 25% to a low of 14%. This precaution also reduces the accumulation of mold during storage.
We also remove any extra debris in the crop to make it free of contamination. We do away with stalks, any sand particles and the insects that are popular visitors of the plant at maturity. We thresh the sorghum after the sorting is over. We use rolling pins over the chaffs that is now set between towels.
We proceed to pack Tanzania sorghum in grain bags with a capacity for 50-kilo net weight. All our bags have polyethylene linings that reduce dehydration. Our alternative bags are made of natural fiber like sisal and are perfect for ventilation. All our packages feature labels of the name of the cultivar, the net weight and the country of origin.
We store Tanzania sorghum about 12 degrees Celsius below the room temperature. So, if the room temperature registers 23 degrees Celsius, we keep the grains at 11 degrees Celsius. The reason is to reduce the accumulation of wetness inside the cereals and thus prevent rot.
We transfer the sorghum to the airport in Dar-es-Salaam on the same packing date via our special trucks that feature modified interior environment. Give or take, the cargo ought to be at your destination in the next 24 to 48 hours depending on your part of the globe.
In short, if you would like to avail Tanzania sorghum, then this is the perfect time to do so as the crop, which grows under irrigation is available year-round. We source it from only Global Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-certified regions to ensure quality. We also maintain sufficient quantity by registering your request with our farmers so that they can produce a surplus. Additionally, our prices are entirely fair for any importer. Make your order today!
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