ACT is the umbrella organization of the agricultural private sector in the country. It unites groups and associations of farmers, livestock keepers, suppliers, processors, transporters and researchers in order to push for improved economical and organizational environment of the sector.
ACT believes that a dialogue between stakeholders and strengthening the agricultural associations can assist the sector to become commercialized and highly productive, leading to poverty reduction and improved standard of living for the agricultural community which constitutes the majority of Tanzanians.
In March 2008 the members approved a new ACT Strategic Plan (2008-2012). The aim was to make this organization the most effective private sector instrument for the whole agricultural sector in Tanzania through modernization and commercialization of agriculture, also to lobby for key private sector agricultural issues.