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Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT)
The Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT) is the umbrella Private Sector Organization advocating and lobbying on behalf of its members at a national and local level on policy and business environment issues impacting the agricultural sector. The fundamental objective of ACT is to unite all the members of the agricultural and livestock community in Tanzania and to act as the instrument of the members in dialogue with the government and other bodies on the formulation and oversight of policies and programs related to the development of agriculture and agribusiness in the country. ACT draws members from farmer’s associations, the association of livestock keepers, cooperatives, the association of input suppliers, agro-processors associations, transporters' associations, and researchers.
The Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI)
Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI)
The Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) was established by the Parliamentary Act No. 10 of 2016 to enhance and strengthen of agricultural research system in Tanzania. TARI is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture, responsible for all agricultural research activities conducted by the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in Tanzania.
The Institute’s mandate is to conduct, regulate, promote and coordinate all agricultural research activities conducted by public and private research institutes or organizations in Tanzania. TARI aims at strengthening national agricultural research system to enhance development and dissemination of technologies, innovations and management practices (TIMPs) to address the real needs of farmers and other agricultural stakeholders.
TARI has a network of 9 research Centres and 8 Sub Centres. The Centres are TARI Makutupora, TARI Ilonga, TARI Selian, TARI Ukiriguru, TARI Naliendele, TARI Mlingano, TARI Tumbi, TARI Uyole and TARI Kihinga. The Sub Centres are TARI Hombolo, TARI Dakawa, TARI Maruku, TARI Mikocheni, TARI Tengeru, TARI Kifyulilo, TARI Ifakara and TARI TARI Kibaha. TARI Headquarters is located in Dodoma, Tanzania.