The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) Programme is broadly identified as a public-private partnership explicitly designed to achieve higher rates of income growth and job creation through the development of competitive agribusiness value chains across the Southern Corridor. The Programme intends to concentrate investments within the rail and road corridor stretching from Dar es Salaam in the east through Morogoro, Iringa, and Mbeya, and west to Sumbawanga. Over the next 20 years, the programme aims to bring 350,000 ha of farmland into commercial production for regional and international markets, to increase annual farming revenues by US$1.2 billion, and to lift more than 2 million people (roughly 450,000 farm households) out of poverty.
The Government of Tanzania (GoT) has requested support from the International Development Agency (IDA), part of the World Bank to assist in implementation of the SAGCOT concept. The proposed World Bank support (“the Project”) will be in the form of a Specific Investment Loan (SIL).
The Project comprises three components:
- SAGCOT Catalytic Fund (approximately US$ 45 million),
- Strengthening Agribusiness Support Institutions (approximately US$ 13 million),
- Project Implementation Support (~ US$2 million).
The overarching objective of the Strategic Regional Environmental and Social Assessment (SRESA) of SAGCOT is to improve the investment decisions of all the different stakeholders by identifying environmental and social issues (both opportunities and constraints) and mainstreaming them into the development planning process. A draft final Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) of SAGGOT is attached below as it was prepared by the government in partnership with Environmental Resources Management Ltd team.
SAGCOT Environmental and Social Management Framework.pdf
|Author:||Environmental Resources Management and Government of Tanzania|
|Date:||August 23, 2012|