AgriSol Tanzania | Tanzania

Agriculture in Tanzania


Tanzania has 43 million hectares of arable land, of which only about 10 million hectares, or 23 percent, is currently being farmed, leaving more than 30 million hectares available to produce food for the people of Tanzania and, eventually, the rest of Africa. Right now, due to the lack of access to modern farming methods, seeds, tools and storage facilities, Tanzanian farmers struggle to provide food security for the country. Instead, too high a percentage of Tanzanian farmers barely get by at a subsistence level.

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Similarly, too many Tanzanians suffer from protein deficiency. By including livestock production in our operations, we can help solve this problem by making affordable sources of protein available to Tanzanian consumers. We intend to focus on poultry production initially, both eggs and meat, because they are rich in protein and are affordable enough that they are increasing as staples in Tanzania’s national diet.

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We believe that with today’s scientific knowledge and agricultural production capacity, it is unacceptable for anyone, anywhere, to go hungry, especially in a country with so much underdeveloped fertile land available to grow food.






Benefits for Tanzania


AgriSol will provide training in modern farming methods and technology and help increase access to modern seeds, nutrients, tools and farming equipment. We will also create modern food storage facilities to prevent waste and spoilage.

Our commercial farming activities, combined with the increased productivity of smallholders and outgrowers, will increase production of grains and value-added products like animal feed, cooking oil and protein-rich meats for greater food security and reduction of imports.

We will foster the creation of fair, open and transparent markets for local agricultural products and increased access to micro-finance and other types of credit for smallholders and outgrowers.

Such economic activity can spur infrastructure investment in roads, electricity, and water and ultimately lead to thousands of direct and indirect jobs for Tanzanians, and the development of related local businesses.