GATSBY AFRICA TANZANIA BRANCH
Gatsby has been operating in Tanzania since the 1990s. We aim to support the Government to achieve economic growth in key sectors that offer opportunities for value addition, job creation and income generation through the promotion of commerce, trade and investment. Gatsby Africa Tanzania Branch’s portfolio covers sector development programmes in commercial forestry, cotton, textiles and apparel.
Our Cotton and Textiles Development Programme (CTDP) works closely with the Tanzania Cotton Board, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and other partners to reform sector governance and secure sustainable funding of crucial services. In cotton, the programme aims to triple the incomes of up to 500,000 cotton farmers, increase employment within the sector, and secure greater profitability for cotton ginners, leading to a substantial increase in production. In textiles and apparel, the aim is to add value to cotton, create jobs and generate government revenue by developing the right infrastructure, business environment and local skills to increase foreign and domestic investment along the value chain.