Agricultural Council of Tanzania is the agricultural private sector apex organization in Tanzania. ACT unites all stakeholders. Farmer groups and associations, cooperatives, companies and institutions whose activities are related to agricultural industry; farming, livestock keeping, fisheries, beekeeping, and also people engaged as researchers, traders, processors, transporters etc.
ACT was established in 1999 under the name of the Tanzania Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock-TCAL. It is registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee. It was inaugurated in 2000 by then President William B. Mkapa. This organization changed its name to Agricultural Council of Tanzania-ACT in 2005.
To be the leading private sector apex organization, pursuing the prosperity of all Tanzania agricultural stakeholders.
To be the most effective private sector apex organization pursuing modernize and commercialized agriculture in Tanzania.
- Strengthen ACT’s evidence- based lobbying and advocacy work on key policy issues impacting the agricultural sector.
- Strengthen ACT’s ability to develop and deliver organizational, technical and management capacity programmes and servicers to ACT members.
- Increase members awareness of ACT’s programmes, capacity building services, and financial resources, to retain at least 85 percent of members while doubling membership base by 2018.
- Diversify financial resources enabling ACT to attain 20 percent budgetary sustainability by 2018.
To see ACT 5 year strategic plan, please click here