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Investment in Agriculture

Already accounting for about 36% of GDP in the EAC economy, the agriculture sector still retains a lot of untapped potential, specifically for commercial farming.

Agriculture is a sector that is central to the EAC economy, contributing between 24 and 44% of GDP in the five Partner States, while also accounting for the livelihood of about 80% of the region’s population.

The key to sector growth, however, lies in a shift from subsistence to commercial farming. Opportunities for large-scale commercial farming exist in the region for a wide variety of food and cash crops.

The key investment opportunities in the sector are listed below. Follow links for detailed information on prospects in the various sub-sectors.

  • Apiculture
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Forestry products
  • Fruits
  • Grains, Nuts and Oil seeds
  • Livestock
  • Poultry
  • Sisal
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Tobacco

East African Community
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United Republic of Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
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