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Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa

info@agra.org · 254 (20) 3675 000 / +254 (703) 033 000

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) was created in 2006, born of a strategic partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation to dramatically improve African agriculture, and to do so as rapidly as possible.

AGRA was created with one overriding purpose in mind: to catalyze a uniquely African green revolution – one that makes the most of Africa’s natural bounty and the talents of its people; one that is well suited to Africa’s many agro-ecological zones; and one that protects the environment as it sustainably increases the productivity and profitability of millions of smallholder farmers.

AGRA is a truly African organization that is closely involved in local partnerships and global networks, all of which are working to improve African food security, increase agricultural productivity, and reduce rural poverty. Our close ties to smallholder farmers across the continent and our intimate understanding of African agriculture make us a valuable partner. We strengthen and leverage the efforts of others to improve the lives and livelihoods of all Africans, fostering agricultural growth in environmentally sustainable ways.

Vision, Mission and Goals

AGRA's vision is a food secure and prosperous Africa achieved through rapid, sustainable agricultural growth, improving the productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa.

Our Mission is to trigger a uniquely African green revolution that will transform African agriculture into a highly productive, efficient, competitive and sustainable system that assures food security and lifts millions out of povertysi

At AGRA we have three goals to achieve:

  • Reduce food insecurity by 50% in at least 20 countries by 2020.
  • Double incomes of 20 million smallholder families by 2020.
  • At least 15 countries put on pathway for attaining and sustaining a green revolution.
Foundation for Civil Society

Foundation for Civil Society

The Foundation for Civil Society (FCS) was registered in September 2002 and started its operations in January 2003 - as a Tanzanian non-profit company, designed and funded by a group of like-minded development partners, and governed by an independent Board. The FCS enables citizens to become a strong driving force for change in improving the democratic governance of Tanzania, in fighting poverty and in achieving a better quality life for all.

The FCS has indeed grown from an idea to a strong institution. Its number of grants approved has increased overtime. In 2003 there were only 36 grants approved but up to 2013 there are over 621 grants approved per year.

Our Vision

The Vision of the Foundation is ‘A Tanzania where citizens are empowered to realise their rights and engage in change processes that enhance their quality of life

Our mission

The Mission of the Foundation is “To empower citizens through the provision of grants, facilitating linkages and enabling a culture of ongoing learning to civil society” Members

What is the aim of the Foundation?

The Foundation aims to establish an intermediary support mechanism for civil society organisations in Tanzania which will enable effective engagement in poverty reduction efforts as set out in the Government of Tanzania policies: Vision 2025, the Tanzania Assistance Strategy, and the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP).

The Foundation is one of the largest support mechanisms for civil society in Tanzania, and is committed to delivering grant aid and supporting capacity-building initiatives as a means of strengthening effective engagement in poverty reduction

Tanzania Council for Social Development

tacosode@yahoo.com · 255 222 772 078

TACOSODE is an abbreviation for the Tanzania Council for Social Development.   It is a new name for what was formerly known as the National Council on Social Welfare Services registered in February 1965 as a voluntary coordinating body for NGOs in the country.   It is thus a National Umbrella Non – Governmental Organization with a status of a Council.   The new name was adopted in 1987 when the Council shifted its focus from welfare orientation to social development.   Thus since 1987, the Council’s activities and focus has been on empowering local NGOs/CBOs, Local Government Structures especially at lower levels and the communities to be able to master their environment.   Currently, TACOSODE has more than 250 member NGOs/CBOs spread all over the country.


The vision of TACOSODE is to have “capable CSOs working for social justice “


The Mission Statement is “TACOSODE as an umbrella NGO aims at improving the capacities NGOs and CBOs to deliver quality services through training, networking, policy analysis, lobbying and advocacy.”


  • To promote and strengthen the NGOs professional competence and organization capacity through skills training.
  • To provide a forum for maintaining, sharing and exchanging information on NGOs activities and for making such information accessible to interested parties.
  • To facilitate and promote cooperation and collaboration among NGOs and between them and the Local Government Authorities.
  • To monitor NGOs activities and promote evaluation of these activities in order to improve efficiency in service delivery.
  • To act as a liaison and link between member organizations and relevant Government Ministries and promote general understanding and cooperation between the NGOs and the Government.
  • To develop and implement joint programme for NGOs and communities and provide or facilitate provision of technical assistance to the same.
  • Where necessary, to act as a clearing house for NGOs/Donors channeling development grants intended for programme implementation by NGOs/CBOs
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