Agriculture in Tanzania

The Agricultural department and our colleagues at the Embassy are here to stimulate trade and investment between Tanzania and the Netherlands in the Agricultural Sector and strengthen value chains by working together closely with Tanzanian Institutions and the Tanzanian Private Sector. Building and fostering partnerships between Tanzanian and Dutch businesses & government is key to the vision of the agriculture team. Our portfolio is therefore as diverse as the activities of the Dutch Private Sector in this country.

What we do

Reflecting the key interests of Dutch businesses in Tanzania, the agriculture team assists activities in different value chains in Tanzania. Key areas of interest are the horticulture, the potato, the aquaculture, the diary and livestock value chains.

The Agricultural Counselor is responsible for increasing market access, knowledge and innovation; creating an enabling business environment by government to government dialogues (G2G); matchmaking between companies; trade promotion activities such as trade fairs & missions;  connecting companies to existing financial instruments provided by the government of the Netherlands; answering trade related questions; and monitoring wildlife crime.

The team can assist you with finding the right instrument for your idea and give you advice for your application. We also try to share all information on upcoming activities, trends & developments and studies done on this website. If you would like to receive updates (newsletter) or if you have any questions on the agriculture sector in Tanzania and how the team can be of assistance to you, kindly send an e-mail to

Working together closely with the agriculture department in Nairobi, the team is here to support your business and answer your questions.

Contact details of the team in Tanzania

Ingrid Korving, Agricultural Counselor

Theonestina Mutabingwa, Agriculture Policy Officer

Manou Aelmans, Management Assistant

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