Since 2000, the Tanzanian economy has grown at an impressive 7% rate. Although agriculture employs 77% of the working population, the economic prosperity of the urban centers is not shared in rural regions. Tanzania’s private sector plays a large role in the employment of youth, employing approximately 70% of young people. Tanzania’s strengths, including a record of political stability, a diversified economy with plentiful natural resources, and strong economic management will enable the country to achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country.
For over 10 years, MEDA has worked in Tanzania to facilitate market linkages, ensure that financial services are accessible, support women through business, and provide agricultural technical training. By partnering with Small and Medium Enterprises in the manufacturing, agriculture, and construction sectors, we are ensuring that they are competitive and sustainable.
“From practicing good cassava agronomy … I have witnessed the difference in yield.”
— Grace, BEST Cassava
MEDA – Mennonite Economic Development Associates – is an international economic development organization that creates business solutions to poverty.
MEDA International is a Canadian non-share capital not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.
Mennonite Economic Development Associates is a 501(c)(3) status non-profit organization in the United States: EIN 23-7398678. Mennonite Economic Development Associates of Canada is a registered charity in Canada: No. 107 691 057 RR0001.