The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania 2017

  • ID: 4462509
  • Report
  • Region: Tanzania
  • 73 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africado Ltd
  • Cetawico Ltd
  • Katani Ltd
  • Mountainside Farms Ltd
  • Obtala Ltd
  • Quton Tanzania (Pvt) Ltd
  • MORE
The Agri-Business Sector in Tanzania: Tanzania’s economy is heavily dependent on agriculture, which according to the World Bank, accounted for 31.1% of GDP in 2016. Figures published in the African Economic Outlook report show that the agricultural sector employs 66% of the labour force, while agricultural products comprise 30% of exports. Most farmers in Tanzania are engaged in small-scale farming on farms ranging between 0.9ha and 3ha in size and farming on a commercial scale is carried out on only 1.5 million ha. The major food crops are maize, cassava, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes and bananas, while the main cash crops are coffee, cotton, sugar cane, tea, cashew nuts, tobacco, sesame seeds and sisal.

Challenges in the Sector: Despite the country’s high growth rate of 6.9% during 2016, the reduction of poverty has been slow because the growth rate of the agricultural sector has been lower than that of the country. The most important obstacles facing the agricultural sector are its dependence on rainfall, the limited use of improved seeds and the high cost of fertiliser and herbicides. Taxes are substantial and complex, involving land rent, local government levies, licences and VAT on fuel. Growth of the agricultural sector is also constrained by a lack of infrastructure, including poor road transport especially in rural areas..

Report Coverage:
The detailed Agri-Business in Tanzania report examines current conditions and factors that influence the success of the sector including the support given by the Government and foreign donor agencies. Profiles are provided for 18 role players including Obtala Ltd which owns a 100ha cassava plantation and a food processing facility. In April 2017 the company announced its intention of investing US$10m in Tanzania over the next five years under the Grow Africa initiative, a partnership established by the African Union, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the World Economic Forum.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Africado Ltd
  • Cetawico Ltd
  • Katani Ltd
  • Mountainside Farms Ltd
  • Obtala Ltd
  • Quton Tanzania (Pvt) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Country Information
2.1. Geographic Position

3. Description Of The Industry
3.1. Industry Value Chain

4. Size Of The Industry

5. State Of The Industry
5.1. Local
5.1.1. Corporate Actions
5.1.2. Regulations
5.2. Continental
5.3. International

6. Influencing Factors
6.1. Government Support
6.2. Foreign Aid
6.3. Environmental Concerns
6.4. Economic Environment
6.5. Labour
6.6. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation

7. Competition
7.1. Barriers To Entry

8. Swot Analysis

9. Outlook

10. Industry Associations

11. References
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites
Company Profiles
Africado Ltd
Burka Coffee Estates Ltd
Cetawico Ltd
Kagera Sugar Ltd
Katani Ltd
Kilombero Plantations Ltd
Kilombero Sugar Company Ltd
Mohammed Enterprise Tanzania Ltd
Mountainside Farms Ltd
Mtibwa Sugar Estate Ltd
Obtala Ltd
Olam Tanzania Ltd
Quton Tanzania (Pvt) Ltd
Seed Co Tanzania Ltd
Serengeti Fresh Ltd
Tanzania Tea Packers Ltd
Tpc Ltd
Unilever Tea Tanzania Ltd 69
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  • Mohammed Enterprise Tanzania Ltd
  • Mountainside Farms Ltd
  • Katani Ltd
  • Kilombero Plantations Ltd
  • Kagera Sugar Ltd
  • Kilombero Sugar Company Ltd
  • Mtibwa Sugar Estate Ltd
  • TPC Ltd
  • Seed Co Tanzania Ltd
  • Quton Tanzania (Pvt) Ltd
  • Serengeti Fresh Ltd
  • Unilever Tea Tanzania Ltd
  • Tanzania Tea Packers Ltd
  • Burka Coffee Estates Ltd
  • Obtala Ltd
  • Africado Ltd
  • Olam Tanzania Ltd
  • Cetawico Ltd
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