Investments in the Kilombero Valley
The Kilombero Valley in Tanzania is an area where several large-scale land-based investments in agriculture and forestry are based. The Valley is enclosed by the Selous Game Reserve on the east and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park on the northwest side. The area has been attracting migrants from other areas of Tanzania due to its favourable climatic conditions and its fertile soil. Three districts in the Kilombero Valley, namely Kilombero, Ulanga and Malinyi, are particularly expected to see more land-based investments in agriculture coming in the near future. The Valley is part of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), a public-private partnership that aims to develop the Tanzania agricultural sector through identifying investment opportunities. The Kilombero Valley was identified as one of the three priority clusters where the efforts of the SAGCOT partnership will be focused. Against this background, the Kilombero Valley was selected as the investment hub for the first Learning Platform.