Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association (TGFA)

About Us

TGFA is a registered civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. The Association was founded in 2000 and registered in 2002 with registration (S.O. No. 11625). Membership also comprises agricultural practitioners, consultants, researchers, Youth and women (farmers, agri preneurs and researchers), retired people from the civil service sectors which deal with agriculture, farm related and agribusiness in general.

The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers. It also aims to send a message to young graduates and university students that farming should not be taken as a last resort rather as a priority area for self-employment and subsequent wealth creation. In this case TGFA pays more attention to practicing graduates/ professionals and use them as role models of best practices. It comprises people from all segments of agriculture such as livestock, tree planting, fish farming, etc.

  1. Aim
    The major aim of TGFA is to develop a strong graduate farmers’ network in Tanzania to support peasant farmers’ problems and raise the farm productivity by promoting farmer’s entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology and value addition in the long run through multi sectorial and disciplinary approaches.
    Through its practical agenda, TGFA aims to transform Agriculture innovations, agribusiness and Entrepreneurship theories into practice, including translating research findings into user friendly manuals for use by ordinary agricultural societies. Ultimately TGFA aims to change the mindset of farmers, youths and young graduates from becoming job seekers to job creators in agriculture sector. This will eventually bring positive attitudes and steps in agriculture and Agribusiness, education system and Entrepreneurship for social relation and responsibility for economic transformation hence improving science and technology through innovation.

Vision
Inspired and modernized well organized graduate farmers.

Mission
Practically inspire, promote and mobilize learned cadre and capable individuals to actively engage in modern agriculture value chains through strategic partnerships and advocacy.

Overall Objective
The overall objective of TGFA is to promote agriculture by adopting and advocate for effective best practices, techniques, innovation, science and technology supported by policies and regulations in the sector for sustainable development in social, political and economic transformation in Tanzania.

Membership Services, Projects and Programs
TGFA projects and programs are based on service delivery, consulting, business advisory, Project designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation, market and supplies links, policy advocacy on issues relate to Sustainable Agriculture, affordable and quality inputs, social services, land, market, life skills, science based technologies and promoting agribusiness to motivated interested Individuals and groups of entrepreneurs, farmers, and youths.

Our professional staffs, members and representatives are continue to deliver quality and affordable services to members and organized groups. Also TGFA believes that “if Tanzania is to successfully achieve its development vision by 2025, then graduates should take a proactive lead in agriculture by actually becoming farmers rather than speakers of agriculture”. Inspiration and promotion through organized events, Information and Business Advisory Service Centers, as well as interested youth linkage to Incubation, Agribusiness internship practical and on job trainings.

Target Group and Sectors.
The main target group are interested entrepreneurial learned cadre, professionals, youth groups, enterpriser men and women, in both rural and urban areas operating in "Inclusive" value chain segments as service providers, producers, processors, buyers, sellers and transporters in sectors of food and nutrition, poultry, urban farming, live stock keeping, crop production, marketing, apiculture, horticulture as well as research, advocacy and consultancies in science and technology, and business development.

Business Address
Mtawala Street
Business Id
509987
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