Mtanga Foods Ltd

Mtanga logoMtanga Foods is a meat and potato business located in Iringa, Tanzania. The company is the first and only producer of clean seed potato in Tanzania.

 

Date of initial investment

July 2012

Location

Iringa, Tanzania

Business description

Mtanga Foods is a meat and potato business located in Iringa, Tanzania. The company is the first and only producer of clean seed potato in Tanzania, and it has a first mover advantage in meat production – serving a large domestic market currently dominated by imports. An arable farming operation forms a supporting base for the meat and potato business lines.

Investment rationale

Early-entry opportunity in scalable farming operation addressing attractive domestic market; competent and incentivized management; strong correlation of financial and social performance.

Drivers of social impact

Provision of clean seed potato to smallholder farmers is expected to double or triple yields; sourcing of cattle from local pastoralists.

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