A transformed, commercially viable agriculture sector in Tanzania that enhances food security, improves livelihoods and ensures environmental sustainability.

SAGCOT Mission
To catalyze responsible and inclusive agricultural investments in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor.


Jack Bennie
Managing Director Silverlands

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

Hon. Dr. Charles Tizeba
Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

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”

Dr. Janete Edeme
African Union Head of Rural Economy Division

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"

Nicomed Bohay
Managing Director, PASS.

“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”.

OUR Funders

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

  • United States Agency for International Development
  • The World Bank
  • Royal Norwegian Embassy

Quick Facts


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.

Second Cluster

SAGCOT launched its second Cluster – Mbarali Cluster in October, 2017 which comprises of Mbeya and Songwe Regions.

Private Investment

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.

Value Chains

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

38,477 Ha

Land Under Improved Technology


Smallholder Farmers Reached


Jobs Created


Private Investments Facilitated