A Boost for Agriculture in Tanzania with the Launch of the SAGCOT Kilombero Cluster

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When:  Friday 23 November 2018 from 9.00 AM

Where: Flomi Hotel, Morogoro Town

Today, 19th November 2018, the SAGCOT Centre Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the third Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) Cluster – Kilombero Cluster – covering the region of Morogoro, which opens up Tanzania to further inclusive and sustainable agricultural investment.

The launch of Kilombero Cluster takes us one step closer to realising the SAGCOT Initiative goals; to contribute to national food security and nutrition, promotion of inclusive agribusinesses and most importantly – ensure sustainable investments which conserve the environment. Investments in the Kilombero Cluster will be keenly employed to ensure the preservation of the areas natural flora, fauna, water resources and other natural resources.

These goals are only possible with the continued support of the SAGCOT partnership which the SAGCOT Centre facilitates and convenes. The SAGCOT Partnership consists of partners from the private and public sectors, non-state actors and farmer’s associations. This convening and facilitation of the SAGCOT Centre has seen the initial two clusters of Ihemi, covering Njombe and Iringa regions, and Mbarali cluster, covering the Mbeya and Songwe regions, build powerful public and private partnerships, resolving bottlenecks in the growth of robust agriculture value chains.

The launch of the Kilombero Cluster will be presided over by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Japhet Hasunga (MP), and will be graced by the various head of ministries, senior government officials from national and regional levels, leaders of the private sector, farmers’ associations, heads of diplomatic missions and development partners.

Kilombero Cluster is the third cluster to be launched in the SAGCOT region, following the 2015 operationalisation of Ihemi Cluster and the 2017 launch of Mbarali Cluster. It covers the Morogoro region which makes 7 percent of the Tanzania land mass. This makes it the second largest region, after Tabora region, with a huge potential to expand its existing commodities into productive and commercially viable value chains. Value chains employed sustainably to protect the environment and social impacts of investment to ensure Kilombero Cluster is a “green cluster” of the SAGCOT initiative.

ABOUT SAGCOT CENTRE LTD

The SAGCOT Centre Ltd (SCL) is a public-private partnership which facilitates the delivery of an inclusive, sustainable and commercially viable agricultural value chain in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT). The SAGCOT Centre Ltd is proudly supported by the Government of Tanzania, UKaid, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The World Bank and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

For any further details and booking of exclusive interviews please contact the SAGCOT Centre Ltd, Communication department on +255(0)764 585 108 and communication@sagcot.co.tz.

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