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.
“What a successful journey it was. Thank you, Geoffrey and your entire staff at SCL for arranging and giving me the opportunity to visit your partners in Iringa region. I am very impressed by how close the Government and Private sector is, from the regional level to the community level. Well done SAGCOT.”
As a Minister responsible for Agriculture I am satisfied and commend what SAGCOT is doing in the Southern Highlands agricultural corridor. SAGCOT’s plans are in line with what the ministry is advocating for in the drive to achieve food security.
We thank SAGCOT because they are here to help our farmers, they agreed with all of their partners to add value to fruits and vegetables. They are here to promote Agricultural Technology.
Over the past 15 years we did not receive any support or collaboration but now, through SAGCOT, I can see a bright future ahead.
It is now abundantly clear, that SAGCOT Centre now commands respect, which is due, in no small part, to the calm, intelligent and inclusive approach which has been pursued in the corridor, from the outset.
I am truly impressed with the work of the SAGCOT Centre Limited and its partners. I feel the sense of responsibility we now hold for scaling up and extending this success.
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 the 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
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