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EAC Investment Sector Profiles

For the EAC priority investor sectors/ areas, the project profiles are provided in the table below.

EAC Investment Sectors and Project Profiles

Sector Project Profiles
1. Agriculture and agribusiness  
  1. Undertaking large-scale commercial farming of crops such as sugarcane, rice, wheat, coffee, tea, sunflower, pulses, floriculture, cotton, sisal, grape, simsim, maize, potatoes, beans, peas, cassava and soya
  2. Development of improved seeds, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, crop processing, and farm equipment
  3. Manufacture of grain mill products, starches and starch products and prepared animal feeds
  4. Manufacture of other food products (e.g. bread, sugar, chocolate, pasta, coffee, nuts and spices)
  5. The manufacture of bottled and canned soft drinks, fruit juices, beer, and wines
  6. Sugarcane farming and sugar production
  7. Establishing fish processing plants and modern fishing boat building yards
  8. Food and beverages manufacturing including manufacturing, processing, and preservation of meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, oils and fats
  9. Deep Sea Fishing (snappers, emperors, tuna, sword fish, marlin, king fish and sailfish) 
  10. Value addition in fish and other fisheries products, cold chain, manufacturing of fishing gear and accessories
  11. Establishment of commercial fish cage culture in both marine and freshwater areas
  12. Agro-industries and agro-processing to add value to agricultural, livestock, forestry and fisheries products
  13. Establishment of dairy farms and facilities for processing/ manufacturing of dairy products
  14. Establishment of ranches (cattle, sheep and goats) and farms (poultry and piggery) and investment in Livestock farming focusing on Beef, Dairy, Chicken, Hides and Skins
  15. Establishment of modern slaughtering facilities and processing plants
  16. Establishment of breeders’ farms for grand and parent stock
  17. Establishment of animal feeds processing plants
  18. Establishment of commercial layers and broiler farms and establishment of broiler processing plants
  19. Establishment of tanneries, production of footwear and leather goods


  1. Development of the Dar-es-salaam- Isaka-Kigali railway project, which will connect Kigali (Rwanda) from Isaka to the Tanzanian port of Dar es salaam.
  2. Development of Mombasa–Nairobi-Kampala-South Sudan-Kigali standard gauge railway line
  3. Transport corridors
    1. The Northern Corridor from Mombasa to Bujumbura is part of the Trans-African Highway (Mombasa - Lagos) while the Tunduma - Moyale road is part of the Cape to Cairo Highway
    2. There are two transit corridors that facilitate import and export activities in the region: - The Northern Corridor (1,700 km long) commencing from the port of Mombasa and serves Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern DRC. - The Central Corridor (1,300 km long) begins at the port of Dar es Salaam and serves Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Eastern DRC.
    3. The five major transport corridors are: - Mombasa - Malaba - Kigali – Bujumbura - Dar es Salaam - Rusumo with branches to Kigali, Bujumbura and Masaka - Biharamulo - Sirari - Lodwar – Lokichogio - Nyakanazi - Kasulu - Tunduma with a branch to Bujumbura - Tunduma - Dodoma - Namanga - Isiolo – Moyale Roads:
  4. Establishment of communications infrastructure and services
 3. Manufacturing
  1. Establish motor vehicle and motorcycle assembly and manufacturing plants and spare parts production facilities
  2. Establish computer assembly and manufacturing facilities
  3. Establish mobile phone assembly and manufacturing facilities
  4. Establish Irrigation equipment manufacturing facilities
  5. Establish fertilizer manufacturing facilities
  6. Manufacture of garments
  7. Establish Textile, Apparel, and Beauty Products Industries
  8. Establish Cosmetics and fragrances industries
  9. Manufacture of electronics
  10. Manufacture of chemicals
  11. Production of Pharmaceuticals
  12. Manufacture of medical appliances and equipment
  13. Manufacture of metals and engineering products
  14. Manufacture of machinery and machine tools
  15. Manufacture solar panels for rural electrification
  16. Production of furniture, construction, and building materials
  17. Manufacture of steel
  18. Manufacture of glass and plastics
  19. Establish lighting industry
  20. Establish glass and plastic products industry
  21. Establish ceramics industry

  22. Establish packaging industry
 4. Energy
  1. Generation of energy from biogas, hyrdocarbons (natural gas, oil, and coal), uranium and renewable resources including eneration of energy from solar and wind
  2. Extraction of biofuels – Ethanol from sugar; Biodiesel from palm oil and jatropha
  3. Geothermal exploration and development
 5. Mining and metals
  1. Processing of minerals
  2. Processing of precious metals and gemstones
  3. Production of iron ore and steel
  4. Extracting and processing of minerals such as nickel and uranium
  5. Investment in minerals smelters
Oil and gas
  1. Production of Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG)
  2. Manufacturing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) cylinders, valves and regulators, installation of filling plants
  3. Establishment of processing plants and industries for the production of refined mineral oil, petroleum jelly and grease, fertilizers; bituminous based water / damp proof building materials e.g. roofing sheets, floor tiles, and tarpaulin 
  4. Establishment of chemical industries e.g. distillation units for the production of Naphtha and other special boiling point solvents used in food processing
  5. Development of petrochemicals industries
  6. Large scale production of chemicals and solvents e.g. chlorinated methane, Formaldehyde, Acetylene etc. from natural gas
 7. Tourism
  1. Establishment of resort cities
  2. Branding of premium parks
  3. Construction of new internationally branded hotels in major cities/ towns and game parks
  4. Development of high-quality Meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE)tourist facilities and conference tourism facilities
  5. Provision of air/ground transport
  6. Development of Beach tourism, cultural, historical sites, and eco-tourism facilities
  7. Health tourism
  8. Sports tourism
 8. Education, research and innovation
  1. Establishment of specialised education, research and innovation institutions to address specific regional human capital requirements and research and innovation needs of the region
 9. Health
  1. Establishment of specialised hospitals and diagnostic centres of international standing
  2. Establishment of specialized medical facilities of international standing

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