1. Mtandao Wa Vikundi vya Wakulima (MVIWATA)-National networks of farmers groups in Tanzania. http://www.mviwata.org
"Mtetezi wa Mkulima ni mkulima mwenyewe"
2. Tanzania Federation of Cooperatives (TFC). http://www.ushirika.coop
Its mission is to endeavour to be a vibrant National Cooperative umbrella organization through which all types of cooperatives will be united in absorbing and transforming the value of entrepreneurship and good governance. The purpose of which is enhance the sustainability of Cooperative so that members directly benefit form their struggle against poverty through economic participation in the economy.
Tanzania Federation of Cooperative will facilitate and Coordinate establishment, development and growth of sustainability and democratic cooperatives in competitiveness environment whereby the majority of the poor will join the cooperative and improve their living standard socially and economically.
3. Agricultural Council of Tanzania (ACT). http://www.actanzania.or.tz
Agricultural private sector apex organization in Tanzania. ACT unites all stakeholders. Farmer groups and associations, cooperatives, companies and institutions whose activities have relationship with agriculture, e.g. farming, livestock keeping, fisheries, beekeeping, and 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 commercialzed 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 finacial resources enabling ACT to attain 20 percent budgetary sustainability by 2018.
ACT is a multi-tasked organization and its activities are based on the following strategic activities:-
1. Policy and advocacy
- Work with relevant partners/groups to lobby for the interests of its members after research and analysis of the issues.
- Represents ACT members in various fora to ensure members’ interests are respected.
- Lobby the Government for conducive business environment for the agricultural sector.
2. Capacity building of its members
- Provides practical solutions to identified members’ problems.
- Organizes seminars, workshops, meetings on relevant issues.
- Conducts trainings based on needs assessment.
3. Private Public Partnership
- Facilitates and coordinates Private Public Partnerships.
Disseminates information agricultural information to its members.