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Title: HORTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS


1
HORTICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS OPPORTUNITIES IN
TANZANIA
  • Presented by Jacqueline Mkindi, Executive
    Director
  • TANZANIA HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION
  • Nov. 2008

2
OVERVIEW
  • TAHA
  • BACKGROUND
  • HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS
  • MAIN PRODUCTION AREAS
  • MARKETS
  • ACHIEVEMENTS/DEVELOPMENTS
  • INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  • WHY INVEST IN HORTICULTRE
  • CONCLUSION

3
HORTICULTURE IN TANZANIA
  • Horticulture is the fastest growing industry in
    Tanzania
  • Export growth is 8 per annum
  • Horticulture is regarded as having started in
    Tanzania in the 1950s
  • Perishable horticulture for exports to Europe
    started in the 1970s
  • The first cut flower farm was established in 1989
  • Vegetables exports started in the 1970s but it
    was only in 2000 when serious exports business
    started.

4
Tanzania offers a wide range horticulture products
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Major Horticultural Production Areas
  • Northern highlands
  • Flowers, cuttings, vegetables, fruits and seeds

Central plateau Tropical fruit and flowers
  • Coastal Zone
  • Citrus and tropical fruit
  • Warm Southern Highlands
  • Citrus and tropical fruit
  • Cool Southern Highlands
  • Flowers, cuttings, vegetables, fruits and seeds

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MAIN MARKETS
  • Main market is Europe
  • 75 - 80 of fresh flowers goes to the auctions
    in Holland
  • Other markets in Europe include Norway, Germany
    and the UK
  • The members are trying to venture into other
    markets e.g. USA, Japan and the Middle East
  • Members also sell to the countries in the EAC and
    SADC as their regional markets

10
EXPORT TREND
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DEVELOPMENTS
  • Effective coordination in the sector
  • Donors Intervention- The Dutch Government, USAID,
    BEST- AC, etc
  • Government Support- i.e HODECT
  • Links to service providers
  • Promotion and awareness Creation Programmes
  • More investments
  • Increased productivity and exports
  • Market diversification

12
Developments cont..
  • Capacity Building
  • Technical Training Programmes
  • Financial support- TIB BOT, Credit guarantee
    scheme for small holder farmers
  • Increased participation by small holder farmers

13
Horticultural Investment Opportunities
  • Air freight operators
  • Manufacturing of raw materials (packaging
    materials, agro inputs, driplines, planting
    troughs, etc)
  • High value vegetable exporting
  • Processing and canning of fruits
  • Flower farming
  • Laboratory-testing and analysis

14
WHY INVEST IN TZ. HORTICULTURAL SECTOR
  • Favorable climate- from tropical to temperate
    climate
  • Wide network of rivers and lakes
  • Underutilized arable land
  • Competitive labor costs
  • Political stability and peaceful people of
    Tanzania
  • Existence of a vibrant Association
  • TIC- one stop shop for investment guide.

15
CONCLUSION
  • If you are yet to make a right decision in your
    life, do it now, invest in the horticultural
    industry in Tanzania, and you will never regret!!!

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  • Tanzania Horticultural Association
  • P .O. Box 3003
  • ARUSHA, Tanzania
  • Tel 255 27 2544568
  • Fax 255 27 254 4568
  • Emailtaha_at_habari.co.tz
  • WWW.tanzaniahorticulture.com
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