Matching Grant


The objective of this window is to catalyze private investment in capital expenditure, operational expenditure or technical assistance to improve the productivity and incomes of small-holder farmers by incorporating small-holder farmers into commercial supply chains.
CTF finances under this window are provided by matching with level of finances or investments made by the applicant for an identified project or farmer infrastructure investment required.

The matching component under this grant is determined on case-by-case basis however the applicant must contribute a sufficient amount to demonstrate that they have a financial incentive to succeed.

Eligibility Criteria:

Below are the assessments of the Eligibility / Merit criteria agreed by the board as of June 2015, for piloting some projects, thus these are not final eligibility criteria.

  1. Applicants’ prior related experience in Tanzania Agribusiness; an eligible applicant with a wider understanding of smallholder farmers in Tanzania and longer experiences in working with relevant field of agribusiness.
  2. Potential of business to reach more undeserved smallholder farmers; an eligible business with indication that interventions will provide more access and utilization of potential agricultural inputs to undeserved smallholders farmer to production. productivity and profitability.
  3. Potential Project Viability; an eligible applicant with relevant projects that are in line with SAGCOT blue print and national goals and strategies as well as the projects that will be able to achieve SAGCOT CTF objectives and expectations.
  4. Bank-ability of the project;an eligible applicant with projects that records positive financial projections and have justifiable returns on investments.

CTF Funding Operational Life-cycle.

Fund Managers:




For application please contact respective Fund Manager.


Views all Testimonials

Thanks SAGCOT CTF "I was really impressed by the state-of-the-agricultural equipment available and more so by the staff who operate them and by the well-meshed flow of work. This was an eye-opener for us so kindly keep up the good work"

Jacob Mwakipesile  photo
Jacob Mwakipesile
Njombe TZ - Small farmer