SAGCOT Partnership

SAGCOT partnersThe Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) is a public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze responsible agribusiness investments in the country’s southern corridor. The SAGCOT Center Ltd. serves as a partnership broker and information hub among SAGCOT partners to facilitate socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable value chain investments.

SAGCOT is made up of registered partner organizations from across government agencies, private sector companies, development partner organizations, research institutions, foundations, civil society and farmer associations. SAGCOT partners have a breadth of expertise across the entire agricultural value chain, and bring a wealth of experiences in research, technology, finance, and business.

Each partner commits to a set of principles of sustainable and inclusive agriculture investment, resource mobilsation and innovative finance mobilsation so as to jointly address bottlenecks in order to create synergies and leverage private sector investments.
The Investment Blueprint showcases investment opportunities in the Corridor and lays out a framework of institutions and activities required to reap the development potential.

The implementation of partner activities is carried out in “clusters”; geographic concentrations of interrelated value farmers, agribusiness, service providers that potentially share similar support services (i.e. infrastructure transport, warehousing and extension services). A cluster approach supports individual actors to create economies of scale and enhance impact.

Partners are bound by a common vision, culture and belief in the long-term goal of collaboration to further agricultural development in Tanzania. This provides the critical glue needed for successful collaboration among such a range of diverse institutions. The common culture that binds the SAGCOT partnership extends to an agreed code of conduct and set of Partnership Principles to which all partners are required to commit.

By 2030 SAGCOT partners seek to bring 350,000 hectares of land into profitable production, help 100,000 small-scale farmers transition into commercial farming, give 420,000 formidable emploayment, lift 2 million people out of poverty, and generate $1.2 billion in annual farming revenue.

To be able to achieve this, every SAGCOT Partner is committed to engaging smallholder farmers and ensuring environmental sustainability through their activities; partnering with others to promote a harmonized approach and improve synergies; maintaining engagement, communication, and support for the SAGCOT Centre, contributing to the resolution of policy and infrastructure constraints; and considering new and innovative financing mechanisms.

SAGCOT offers many benefits to partners – most significantly, the opportunity to make a real change to Tanzania’s agricultural development and be part of a unique, game-changing initiative.

  • ACRE(Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise)
  • Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
  • African Potato Initiative
  •  ASAS Dairies Ltd
  •  Bagamoyo EcoEnergy Tanzania Ltd
  •  Bagamoyo Fruits Company Ltd
  •  Balton Tanzania Ltd
  •  Bayer Crop Science AG
  •  Beula Seed Co and Consultant Ltd
  •  Building Rural Income through Enterprise (BRiTEN)
  •  Buyuni REDD Farms (Tanzania) Ltd
  •  Clinton Development Initiative
  •  CRDB Bank Plc
  •  Darsh Industries Ltd
  •  Dead Sea Works (ICL)
  •  Diageo
  •  DOB Equity
  •  EA Fruits Farm and Company
  •  Empien Farms Ltd
  •  Faida Market Link
  •  Farm Inputs Promotions Africa Ltd (FIPS)
  • Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
  •  Geoman Cane Estate Ltd
  •  Green Valley Agro Ltd
  •  Homeveg Tanzania Ltd
  •  Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd
  •  Jack Allan Services Ltd
  •  Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL)
  •  Litenga Holding Ltd
  •  Live Support Systems (T) Ltd
  •  McLaughlin Gormley King Company (MGK)
  •  Minjingu Mines and Fertiliser Ltd
  •  Monsanto
  •  MORAGG Co Ltd
  •  Mtanga Foods Ltd
  •  Mtenda Kyela Rice Supply Co Ltd (MKRS)
  •  Muvek Development Solutions Ltd
  •  National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB)
  •  Njombe Milk Factory Company Ltd
  •  Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL)
  •  Olam International Ltd
  •  Opportunity International
  •  Outassurance Broker (T) Ltd
  •  Palladium Group
  • Pannar Seed (T) Ltd
  •  Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd
  •  Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS)
  •  Power Flour Ltd
  •  Profate Investments Ltd
  •  Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd
  •  Raphael Group Ltd
  •  SABMiller / Tanzania Breweries Ltd
  •  SeedCo Tanzania Ltd
  •  Shambani Graduates Enterprises Ltd
  •  Silverstreet Capital LLP
  •  Sirius Minerals Plc
  •  Smart Finance Ltd
  •  Spintelligent
  •  Sunflower Development Company Ltd
  •  Sumitomo Chemical East Africa Ltd (SEAL)
  •  Syngenta International AG
  •  TANSEED International Ltd
  •  Tanzanice Agrofoods Ltd
  •  Tomoni Farms Ltd
  •  Unilever Plc
  •  UPL Advanta Ltd
  •  Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Ltd (VAELL)
  •  Yara International ASA
  •  Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT)
  •  Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)
  •  Rice Council of Tanzania (RCT)
  •  Tanzania Chamber Of Commerce, Industry And Agriculture (TCCIA)
  • Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)
  • Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Association (TASGA)
  • Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
  • Tanzania Seed Trade Association (TASTA)
  • African Wildlife Foundation
  •  Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT)
  •  Best Dialogue
  •  Department for International Development (DFID)
  •  Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands (EKN)
  •  Farm Africa
  • Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
  •  Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  •  Heifer International
  •  International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  •  International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD)
  •  International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  •  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  •  International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  •  International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  •  Kilimo Trust
  •  Land O’ Lakes International Development
  •  Norges Vel, Tanzania
  •  Royal Norwegian Embassy
  •  SNV Netherlands Development Organization
  • Stiching IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
  •  Tanzania Agricultural Partnership (TAP)
  •  Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI)
  •  Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT)
  •  The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  •  The Wood Foundation Africa
  •  United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  •  United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  •  United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)
  •  Vital Signs
  •  Wildlife Conservation Society
  •  World Bank

The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

  • President’s Office
  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • Vice President’s Office
  • President’s Office – RALG
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries

Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)

  •  Tanzania Development Bank (TADB)
  • Tanzania Rural and Urban Roads Agency (TARURA)
  •  TIB Development Bank
  •  Tanzania Investment Centre(TIC)