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The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania
BY Alex Conradie
Tanzania
24 May 2021
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The Agri-business Sector in Tanzania


Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture. The country’s produces maize, cassava, rice, potatoes, beans, sweet potatoes, sorghum and bananas, and its main cash crops are coffee, cotton, sugar cane, tea, cashew nuts, tobacco, sesame seed, flowers and sunflower seed. The agri-business sector faces challenges including the limited use of fertilisers, pesticides and improved seeds, limited use of mechanisation and a reliance on natural rainfall. Other influencing factors are inadequate storage facilities, poor or non-existent transport infrastructure, weak value chains and limited affordable financial services.


Major Crops


As the most widely-produced and most important food crop in Tanzania, maize is regarded as a strategic crop, and is a priority in the government’s food security strategy. Over 80% of maize output is produced by smallholders under rain-fed conditions. Cassava, a root vegetable, is the second most important food crop, which is drought-tolerant and can be left underground for an extended period.


Poor Outcomes


Tanzania’s agri-business sector shows great potential as it has an abundance of land and water resources and a favourable climate. But crop yields are low and affected by inadequate storage facilities, poor or non-existent transport infrastructure, weak value chains and limited affordable financial services, as farmers do not own their land and cannot use their farms as collateral. Challenges faced by processors of agricultural products include multiple taxes, unnecessary bureaucracy and poor transport infrastructure.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the agri-business sector in Tanzania and includes information on its various agricultural products, production and trade, major players, corporate actions, developments and regulations. There are profiles of 22 companies including Kilombero Sugar Company, the largest sugar producer in the country, commercial avocado producer Africado and tea producers such as Mohammed Enterprise and Unilever Tea. Other profiles include Said Salim Bakhresa & Company, which owns wheat, maize and rice mills and coffee companies such as Burka Coffee Estates and Tanganyika Instant Coffee.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
2.1. Geographic Position 2
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 8
3.1. Industry Value Chain 14
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 19
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 21
5.1. Local 21
5.1.1. Trade 28
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 31
5.1.3. Regulations 31
5.2. Continental 32
5.3. International 33
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 34
6.1. Coronavirus 34
6.2. Economic Environment 35
6.3. Government Incentives and Support 35
6.4. Foreign Aid 37
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 39
6.6. Environmental Concerns 40
6.7. Labour 40
7. COMPETITION 41
7.1. Barriers to Entry 42
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 42
9. OUTLOOK 43
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 43
11. REFERENCES 44
11.1. Publications 44
11.2. Websites 45
COMPANY PROFILES 49
AFRICADO LTD 49
BIOSUSTAIN TANZANIA LTD 50
BURKA COFFEE ESTATES LTD 52
CETAWICO LTD 54
CHAI BORA LTD 56
HILL ANIMAL FEEDS & AGROVET SUPPLIES COMPANY LTD 58
KAGERA SUGAR LTD 59
KILOMBERO PLANTATIONS LTD 61
KILOMBERO SUGAR COMPANY LTD 63
MIKOANI TRADERS LTD 65
MOHAMMED ENTERPRISE TANZANIA LTD 66
MTIBWA SUGAR ESTATE LTD 68
OLAM TANZANIA LTD 70
QUTON TANZANIA LTD 72
RUAHA MILLING COMPANY LTD 73
SAID SALIM BAKHRESA & CO LTD 74
SEED CO TANZANIA LTD 75
SERENGETI FRESH LTD 77
TANGANYIKA INSTANT COFFEE PLC 78
TATEPA PLC 80
TPC LTD 82
UNILEVER TEA TANZANIA LTD 84
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