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.

Years Active

2009 – Present

Technical Areas

Financial services, market systems, gender equality

Primary Value Chains/Sectors

Cassava, sunflower oil, banana, rice, horticulture, maize, fisheries, aquaculture and dairy

MEDA's work in Tanzania

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.

Our Impact FY2023


Decent Work


Direct Individuals


Direct Businesses



“From practicing good cassava agronomy … I have witnessed the difference in yield.”

— Grace, BEST Cassava Client