Today i’m going to talk about “INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN TANZANIA AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR”, take a look on it:
Investment opportunities are available in production, processing, marketing and service provision in agribusiness sector in general and in the crop sub sector in particular as explained here under:
i. Opening up new large-scale coffee estates in Ruvuma, Mbeya, Iringa, Kigoma and Arusha regions.
ii. Establishment of coffee processing plants.
iii. Potential production for Arabica is 2.5 Tons/Ha.
iv. Potential production for Robusta is 2 Tons/Ha.
v. Annual average production volume is 43,000 Metric tons
vi. Average yields for Robusta is 1 Tons/Ha.
vii. Average yields for Arabica is 0.2 Tons/Ha.
Tanzania’s cotton is of medium staple length range: ranging from 28.2mm to 28.7mm for type I, 27.4mm to 27.9mm for type II and 26.7mm to 27.2mm for type III.
Investment opportunities in the cotton industry include:
i. Establishment of larger-scale cotton production farms, particularly in Morogoro, Coast, Singida, Tanga and Iringa regions.
ii. Establishing textile and spinning industries.
iii. Potential production is 4 tons/Ha
iv. Annual average production volume is 239,000 Metric tons.
v. Average yields 0.45 is Tons/Ha.
i. Establishing large scale woodlots for tobacco curing in Mbeya, Singida,
Shinyanga, Rukwa, and Tabora regions.
ii. Purchase of tobacco and construction of processing factories.
iii. Potential production is 2.5 tons/Ha
iv. Annual average production volume is 53,000 Metric tons.
v. Average yields is 1.15 Tons/Ha.
i. Establishment of large-scale sisal plantations in Dodoma, Shinyanga, Singida Kigoma, Tanga, Coast and Morogoro regions.
ii. Investment in new plantations and joint venture in the privatized sisal estates. Currently only 4% of the sisal plant is utilized for fiber and twine production. Investment opportunities are available in sisal spinning and weaving, production of alcohol, particle boards, biogas and electricity, citric acid, pharmaceuticals, animal feeds, organic fertilizer, handicrafts (Various items like Bags, Dart Boards, Rugs, Doormats, Tablemats, Curtains), Sisal Mattresses and Padding for furniture and car seats, Sisal polishing cloth Buffing. Cloth is a preferred material for polishing metals in industrial settings. Sisal Composites in Automotive, Boats, Furniture and in all areas to replace Fibre Glass and in establishment of pulp factories.
iii. Potential production for hard fibre is 1 tons/Ha.
iv. Annual average production volume is 25,000 Metric tons.
v. Average yield is 0.28 Tons/ Ha.
i. Establishment of large-scale tea production through opening up new plantations in Mbeya, Iringa, Mara and Tanga regions.
ii. Establishment of tea processing factories.
iii. Potential production for made tea is 3.5 Tons/Ha.
iv. Annual average production volume is 30,000 Metric tons.
v. Average yields is 1.31 Tons/Ha.
i. Establishment of contract and large scale farming of pyrethrum in high altitude regions of Iringa, Mbeya, Arusha and Kilimanjaro.
ii. Establishment of Pyrethrum crude extracts refineries.
iii. Potential production is 1.7 Tons/ha.
iv. Annual average production volume is 3,000 Metric tons.
v. Average yields is 0.3 Ton/Ha.
7. Cashew nut production and processing
i. Currently 90 percent of cashew nuts crop is exported as raw cashew and therefore there are good opportunities to establish cashew-processing industries.
ii. Investment in large scale cashew production.
iii. Investment in cashew processing plants and marketing.
iv. Potential production is 1 Ton/Ha
v. Annual average production volume is 82,000 Metric tons.
vi. An average yield is 0.32 Ton/Ha.
8. Sugarcane production
Tanzania current level of sugar self sufficiency is about 75%. There are good opportunities in establishment of new sugarcane estates in Coast, Ruvuma, Kagera, Mara, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro and Kigoma regions and in sugarcane processing factories.
i. Potential production for cane is 200 Tons/Ha.
ii. Annual average production volume is 215,000 Metric Tons.
iii. An average yield of cane is 62.2 Tons/Ha.
Suitable areas for paddy production are available in Mbeya, Rukwa, Tabora, Mwanza, Shinyanga and Kigoma regions.
i. Potential production 5 tons/Ha
ii. Annual average production of paddy 1,301,000 Metric tons approximately 933,000 Metric tons of rice.
iii. An average yield of paddy is 1.95 Tons/Ha.
i. Large scale production of maize in high potential areas of Manyara, Kigoma, Kagera, Rukwa, Mbeya, Iringa Morogoro and Ruvuma regions
ii. Potential production 5 tons/Ha.
iii. Annual average production of maize 4,167,000 Metric tons.
iv. Average yields of maize 1.395 Tons/Ha.
i. Investment in large-scale production of wheat in Arusha, Manyara, Iringa Mbeya, Kagera, Kigoma, Rukwa and Kilimanjaro
ii. Investing in existing Hanang’ wheat farms – about 28,000 hectares, in Manyara region.
iii. Potential production 4 Tons/Ha.
iv. Annual average production of wheat 42,600 Metric tons.
v. Average yields of wheat 1.4 Tons/Ha.
i. Establishment of spice production, processing and marketing infrastructure in the coastal and high altitude areas of Tanga, Coast, Mtwara, Lindi, Morogoro, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Kagera and Kigoma regions.
ii. Establishment of spice processing and marketing infrastructure.
i. Open flower farms in Tanga- Usambara, Iringa, Mbeya, Kagera, Arusha Kilimanjaro and Morogoro regions
ii. Invest in Lowland flower farming in Tanga, Dar es Salaam, Mtwara and Lindi regions.
iii. Flower seed production in Arusha, Mbeya, Iringa and Kilimanjaro
14. Fruit and vegetable production and processing
i. Tanzania is richly endowed with a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Less than 10% of fruits and vegetables produced are processed. There is a room for large-scale production of a range of tropical as well as temperate fruits and vegetables. The following are possible areas for investment:
ii. Processing and canning factories in regions with high potential for production of fruits and vegetables.
iii. Open fruits and vegetables plantations for domestic and export markets.
iv. Potential areas for horticultural crops are Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Morogoro, Dar es Salaam, Dodoma, Iringa, Mbeya, Mwanza and Kagera.
i. Investments opportunities for banana production and banana products are available for both domestic and export markets.
ii. Areas with high potential for expansion of banana production are in Kagera, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and Mbeya regions.
iii. Investment in production and marketing of banana seedling like Williams, Lacatan, Pazz Chinese Cavendish, Grandmine.
iv. Potential production is 30 Tons/Ha.
v. Annual average production of banana is 2.2 million Metric tons.
vi. Average yields of banana 5 Tons/Ha.
16. Oilseed production and processing
Sesame, Sunflower, Palm oil and Soya beans in various areas of the country.
17. Other crops
Cassava, Irish potatoes, sorghum, millets and various pulses can be produced
in large quantities for food and feed for domestic and export markets.
“WELCOME AGRIBUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS FOR INVESTMENT”