A transformed, commercially viable agriculture sector in Tanzania that enhances food security, improves livelihoods and ensures environmental sustainability.
To catalyze responsible and inclusive agricultural investments in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor.
We signed a 4 year US$3,6 million grant agreement with the World Poultry Foundation. This locks in a strong rural marketing programme for us allowing us to reach farmers quicker than we had planned
Our agriculture has to change and even the way we feed has to change, it is no wonder that we can hear people saying that there is famine in Tanzania”
This is a huge project than we ever expected. I am fully supportive of the SAGCOT Initiative and as the African Union, we are very pleased of this Initiative"
“We are the SAGCOT Partners, We are here to support farmers financially, and we give loans for farmers and sponsoring them to get loans at the banks”.
The SAGCOT Centre LTD is funded by the Government of Tanzania, UK aid from the UK government, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank and Royal Norwegian Embassy
SAGCOT links the port of Dar es Salaam to Malawi, Zambia & the DRC, encompassing the regions of Dar es Salaam, Coast, Morogoro, Iringa, Mbeya, Ruvuma, Njombe, Rukwa & Katavi.
SAGCOT launched its second Cluster – Mbarali Cluster in October, 2017 which comprises of Mbeya and Songwe Regions.
SAGCOT envisions that USD $2.1 billion of private investment can be mobilized over a twenty-year period (2010 – 2030), alongside public sector grants and loans of USD$1.3 billion.
SAGCOT has so far been focusing on building value chains within the Ihemi Cluster, with the priority agricultural products being soybeans and animal feed, tomato, potato, tea and dairy.
Within SAGCOT, six main clusters have been identified: Sumbawanga, Mbarali, Kilombero, Ihemi, Rufiji and Ludewa. Of these, the Ihemi cluster is the most prominent
SAGCOT in Numbers
Land Under Improved Technology
Smallholder Farmers Reached
Private Investments Facilitated