Janet Bitegeko

Janet Bitegeko is the Executive Director of the Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT), an agricultural private sector lobbying and advocacy apex organization in Tanzania ACT is a membership organization representing a wide spectrum of actors in the Tanzanian agricultural sector. She also serves as Secretary to the ACT Board of Directors

Prior to joining ACT, she worked in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Cooperatives. She was involved in preparation and follow-ups on ministerial annual budgets, formulation, and development of policies, strategies on how to implement these policies., She is an expert in agricultural issues and food security and has worked in the agricultural sector for over three decades and having also served previously as Tanzania’s Director for Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives. She coordinated the formulation of the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) in 2001 and the preparation of the Agricultural Sector Development Programme (ASDP) which was concluded in 2006. She serves as a Board Member of the Tanzania Agricultural Sector Development Bank Limited (TADB), Steering Committee member of the Agricultural Big Results Now (Agri. BRN), Board member of Project on Catalyzing Agricultural Development in Tanzania and Board member of National Water Board.