The Irish farming community will meet with a Tanzanian trade and agricultural delegation on Saturday to discuss trade, tourism, markets and investment opportunities.

The event will take place on Saturday 13 July in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Stillorgan and will begin at 11am.

It will provide an opportunity to find out more about an emerging market for Irish food.

New markets

Tanzania is home to approximately 60 million people and is part of the eastern bloc of Africa where close to 500 million people live.

The event will be attended by the Tanzanian ambassador to the UK and Ireland, along with Government and business representatives.

Farmers will also attend the meeting.

Beef Plan Movement co-chair Eamonn Corley is to make a speech about farmer unhappiness with the Mercosur trade deal and how the organisation wants to tackle the income crisis in the beef sector.

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