Partners in SAGCOT are bound by a common vision and culture, as well as a common belief in the long-term goal of furthering agricultural development in Tanzania through partnership. This provides the critical glue needed for successful collaboration among such a range of diverse institutions. The common culture that binds the SAGCOT partnership extends to an agreed code of conduct and set of Partnership Principles to which all partners are required to commit. These are: 

  1. Agreement on the overall SAGCOT objectives 
  2. Agreement to work with other members to promote a harmonized approach and strategy 
  3. Agreement to engage with the partnership, maintain communication and support the SAGCOT Centre 
  4. Agreement to contribute to the resolution of policy and infrastructure constraints 
  5. Agreement to consider new and innovative financing mechanisms 

A defining characteristic of the SAGCOT culture is openness – to new ideas, to new ways of doing things, to sharing information, and to two-way conversations. This openness extends to the partnership: we welcome new partners and are conscious that we are stronger together. It is the breadth of representation within SAGCOT that gives the partnership its strength, credibility and range of expertise and viewpoints that give rise to innovative ideas and solutions. 

SAGCOT offers many benefits to partners – most significantly, the opportunity to make a real change to Tanzania’s agricultural development and be part of a unique, game-changing initiative. By joining a community of some of the most respected national and international players in agriculture and beyond, a SAGCOT partner will also benefit from full access to information, networking, and professional services. The biannual Partnership Forum provides an opportunity for all partners to come together and give input to relevant stakeholders on challenges and opportunities faced in the implementation of Corridor activities, as well as an opportunity to get to know fellow partners and share information, ideas and best practice.