Agriculture in
Tanzania

The work of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in Tanzania is in line with the Government of Tanzania’s Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP II), which aims to transform the country’s agricultural systems and increase the productivity and income of smallholder farmers.

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Total Population

57Million

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Population Engaged in Agricultural Activities

75%

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Agriculture Contribution to GDP

26%

Vianey Rweyendela

AGRA Tanzania
Country Manager

Agnes Mwaisaka

Program Coordinator

Donald Mizambwa

Associate Program Officer

Edward Agaba

Programme Officer

Frederick Sangawe

Geographical Service Team (GST) 3 (Tanzania, Uganda & Rwanda) Finance Administrator

Gilbert Moshi

Grants Officer

Ipyana Mwakasaka

Associate Program Officer

Japhet Laizer

Associate Program Officer

Lilian Mwamdanga

Associate Program Officer

Liston Njoroge

Program Officer

Nicholas Obare

M&E Officer

Nuhu Hatibu

Regional Head, East Africa

Ramadhani Vuai

Driver/Office Assistant

Seleman Kaoneka

Associate Program Officer

Stella Rwiza

Program Officer

Contact

Tanzania
c/o International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Plot 25, Mikocheni Light Industrial Area, Mwenge – Coca cola Road, Mikocheni B
P.O. Box 34441, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Tel. +255 22 2772360; Fax. +255 22 2775021
Email: info@agra.org

Ministry of Agriculture

Email: minister@kilimo.go.tz
Phone: +255 262320034

Overview

AGRA works with the Government and various strategic partners to increase incentives for private sector participation and investment in the agricultural sector while enhancing access to finance and markets; the adoption of climate smart technologies and use of inputs (seeds and fertilizer).

Our Investments

In the first decade, AGRA built an asset base in technologies, partnerships and models that can be scaled for competitive and inclusive agriculture in Tanzania. Our strategy and support for Tanzania from 2017 to 2021 seeks to bring all of these elements together to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation to increase incomes and improve food security for 1.5 million smallholder farming households through an investment of US$ 28M. This will be achieved through strategic country support and government engagement coupled with a set of targeted catalytic downstream and systemic investments – through our alliance of partners – in high impact areas such as food processing and market- oriented agricultural production.

US$28 million invested in Tanzania’s agricultural industry

Early Results

$11.3Million

invested in 31 grants

742,865

Farmers Committed to Date

$1.672Million

Agricultural Sector Development Program Phase II Grant

42,000

Farmers Reached

34,000

Farmers Reached

$1.6Million

Generated in Crop Sales

Further Resources

Tanzania Operational Plan
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Funding partners

Other Partners