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Horticulture Products

Horticulture industry in Tanzania is growing at an annual average rate of as high as 9 – 12 per cent. The major drivers for the subsector growths are high population growth, high urbanization rate, growth in disposable income associated with economic growth of more than 6% per annum, awareness on healthy consumption and very important, competitiveness in the export market. Exports of horticultural produce has been increasing consistently to USD 640milllion in 2016. The subsector employs about 2.5 million people. [Soure TAHA]

Domestic and Regional Markets

Tomato, cabbage, peas, onions, Irish potatoes, temperate fruits like apples, peaches, pears, pomegranate, plums, etc. It also produces many types of flowers.


Several exporting companies have a base in Iringa, they have invested in export quality French beans, Snap sugar, snow peas, baby corns, strawberries, etc. Iringa has the best conditions for avocado, macadamia nuts, blueberries and other highly marketed crops.


The region is transected by the Tanzania-Zambia highway, the Regional Headquarter is 500 Kilometres from Dar es Salaam Port. There are scheduled linking Iringa town with Songwe International Airport in Mbeya and Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam. There is a wide network of rural roads and electricity supply lines required for cold rooms.

Fertilizer Suppliers

Represented by a network of distributors:
YARA Tanzania Ltd, Africa Fertilizer Tanzania Ltd, DRTC Trading Company Ltd, Export Trading Co. Ltd, Green Belt Fertilizer (T) LTD, Minjingu Mine Fertilizer Ltd, Premium Agro Chem Ltd, STACO Agro Chem Ltd, Tanzania Fertilizer Company Ltd, TATA Africa Holdings (T) Ltd

Farm Equipment

LonAgro for farm machinery and equipment, SUMA JKT, Input Trust Fund, Farm Equipment Limited etc.


Major companies involved in production and distribution of agro-chemicals represented in Iringa by distribution network:
in Tanzania are Twiga Chemicals Limited, Sapa Chemicals Limited, Bytrade, Farmbase, Syngenta, Suba-Agro, Meru Agro Tours and Consultants, Ametech, Monsanto, Bayer Crop Science, Agriscope, etc.

Improved Seed Suppliers

Major seed companies include Syngenta, Monsanto (that acquired Cargill), Pioneer represented by Bytrade, Bayer CropScience® formerly represented by Bytrade, Pannar Seed Company, SeedCo, Kibo Seed, East African Seed, Tanseed International, etc.

Mboga na Matunda/ Feed the Future/ USAID

Development of horticulture industry through market systems approach (Vegetables and Fruits).


Coordination of sector development and policy influencing.

Tanzania Horticulture Association

Private horticulture industry promotion, development, coordination and advocacy.



  • Tanzania Horticulture Association