030-i. Advice: environmental aspects of sugar production - Tanzania

The NCEA issued an advice to describe the expected environmental aspects of sugar production in four Tanzanian companies. It also provided recommendations on how to manage expected negative consequences. In general, no adverse effects were expected apart from effects of the use of a harmful pesticide.

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14 jul 1998: Other

Accompanying letter

Advice

Appendices Advice

Informations importantes

In the process of privatizing four sugar companies, the government of Tanzania was negotiating environmental management of the industry with the new company owners. The Dutch Embassy in Tanzania asked the NCEA to advice on this topic, with a focus on the following objectives: 

  • To identify and assess (potential) environmental problems (including health) with respect to production and processing of sugar cane;
  • To advise on viable and affordable measures to improve environmental and health conditions.

In its advice, the NCEA concluded among others the following:

  • Present sugar production at Tanganyika Planting Company (TPC), Kilombero I and II and Mtibwa will not result in unacceptable environmental problems within and/or outside the boundaries of the estate;
  • There is however one exception: at TPC use is made of an internationally banned pesticide that may result in pollution of groundwater and surface water and can affect the health of people who apply it.

Based on these conclusions, the NCEA recommended the following:

  • To stop the use of the before mentioned pesticide;
  • To develop an environmental management, health and safety plan for each company.

Parties concernées

Membres du groupe de travail

Membre
mr J.G. van Alphen
mr P.R. Kakiziba
ms J.A.N. Kibbassa
mr J.D. Meidertsma
mr R. Siemons

Le président du groupe de travail: mr J.W. Kroon

Secrétaire technique: mr A.J. Kolhoff

Promoteur
Tanzanian Authorities
Autorité de composants
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Terminé: 14 jul 1998

Catégories

Land use planning
Food security
Industry
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
Health

Pays/région/thème: Tanzania

Mise à jour: 12 apr 2019