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.

For more information on how to become a SAGCOT Partner. Click here.

Our updated list of SAGCOT Centre’s Partners:

1.Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE)

  1. Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP)
  2. African Grant Advisors
  3. African Potato Initiative
  4. AKM Glitters Company Ltd
  5. ASAS Dairies Ltd
  6. Bagamoyo Fruits Company Ltd
  7. Balton Tanzania Ltd
  8. Bayer Crop Science AG
  9. Beula Seed Company Ltd
  10. Buyuni REDD Farms (T) Ltd
  11. Clinton Development Initiative (CDI)
  12. Darsh Industries Ltd
  13. Dead Sea Works (ICL)
  14. Diageo
  15. DOB Equity
  16. EA Fruits Farm and Company
  17. Empien Farms Ltd
  18. Farm for the Future (T) Ltd
  19. Farm Inputs Promotions Africa Ltd (FIPS)
  20. GBRI Business Solution Co. Ltd
  21. Geoman Cane Estate Ltd
  22. Green Valley Agro Ltd
  23. Homeveg Tanzania Ltd
  24. Jack Allan Services Ltd
  1. Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd
  2. Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL)
  3. Kilombero Sugar Company Ltd (KSC)
  4. Litenga Holdings Ltd
  5. Live Support Systems (T) Ltd
  6. McLaughlin Gormley King Company (MGK)
  7. Minjingu Mines and Fertilizer Ltd
  8. Monsanto Company
  9. MORAGG Company Ltd
  10. Mtanga Foods Ltd
  11. Mtenda Kyela Rice Supply Co. Ltd (MKRS)
  12. Muvek Development Solutions Ltd
  13. Njombe Milk Factory Company Ltd
  14. Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd (NSL)
  15. Olam International Ltd
  16. Opportunity International
  17. Outassurance Brokers (T) Ltd
  18. Pannar Seed (T) Ltd
  19. Pee Pee Tanzania Ltd
  20. Profate Investments Ltd
  1. Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd
  2. Raphael Group Ltd
  3. Righa’s Safina Aqua Farming Co. Ltd
  4. SABMiller / Tanzania Breweries Ltd
  5. SeedCo Tanzania Ltd
  6. Shambani Graduates Enterprises Ltd
  7. Southern Highlands Agricultural Development Company Limited (SHADECO Ltd)
  8. Silverstreet Capital LLP
  9. Sirius Minerals Plc
  10. Smart Finance Ltd
  11. Spintelligent
  12. Sumitomo Chemical East Africa Ltd (SCEAL)
  13. Sunflower Development Company Ltd
  14. Syngenta International AG
  15. TANSEED International Ltd
  16. Tanzanice Agrofoods Ltd
  17. Tomoni Farms Ltd
  18. Unilever Plc
  19. UPL Advanta Ltd
  20. Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Ltd (VAELL)
  21. Yara International ASA
  1. CRDB Bank Plc
  2. National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB)
  1. Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT)
  2. Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)
  3. Njombe Outgrowers Service Company (NOSC)
  4. Rice Council of Tanzania (RCT)
  5. Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA)
  1. Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA)
  2. Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)
  3. Tanzania Seed Trade Association (TASTA)
  4. Tanzania Sugarcane Growers Association (TASGA)
  1. African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
  2. Agricultural Markets Development Trust (AMDT)
  3. Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  4. Best Dialogue
  5. Building Rural Income through Enterprise (BRiTEN)
  6. Department for International Development (DFID)
  7. Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands
  8. Faida Market Link
  9. Farm Africa
  10. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  11. Heifer International Tanzania
  12. International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
  1. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  2. International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  3. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  4. International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  5. International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  6. Kilimo Trust
  7. Land O’ Lakes International Development
  8. Lutheran World Relief
  9. Norges Vel, Tanzania
  10. Royal Norwegian Embassy
  11. SNV Netherlands Development Organization
  12. Stitching IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative
  1. Tanzania Agricultural Partnership (TAP)
  2. Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TACRI)
  3. Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT)
  4. The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  5. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  6. United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP)
  7. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  8. Vital Signs
  9. Wildlife Conservation Society
  10. World Bank

109.The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

  • President’s Office
  • Vice President’s Office
  • Prime Minister’s Office
  • President’s Office-RALG
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Livestock & Fisheries
  • Ministry of Finance & Planning
  • Ministry of Industries, Trade & Investment
  • Ministry of Water & Irrigation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation
  • Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement
  • Ministry of Energy & Minerals
  • Ministry of Works, Transport and Communications
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
  • Ministry of Information, Arts, Culture and Sports


  1. Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT)
  2. Private Agricultural Sector Support (PASS)
  3. Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB)
  4. Tanzania Investment Bank (TIB)

110. Government Agencies/Regulators

  • National Irrigation Commission (NIRC)
  • National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC)
  • Rural Energy Agency (REA)
  • Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS)
  • Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB)
  • Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA)
  • Tanzania Fertilizers Regulatory Authority (TFRA)
  • Tanzania Meat Board (TMB)
  • Tanzania Official Seed Certification Institution (TOSCI)
  • Tropical Pesticides Research Institute (TPRI)
  • Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA)
  1. Agricultural Seed Agency (ASA)
  2. National Insurance Corporation (T) Ltd (NIC)
  3. Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC)