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The United Republic of Tanzania

Export Processing Zones Authority

Export Processing Zones Authority

Meat Processing

Tanzania has outstanding natural resources for livestock development including resilient livestock breeds, extensive rangelands, and diverse natural vegetation of 88.6 million hectares of land resources in the country, 60 million hectares are deemed suitable for grazing


  • Establishment of joint venture projects with National Ranching Company (NARCO) and other privately owned ranches to modernize the existing ranches, establishment of new ranches (cattle, sheep, and goats) and farms (poultry and piggery), livestock fattening,
  • Establishment of modern slaughtering facilities and processing plants,
  • Establishment of breeders farms for grand and parent stock,
  • Establishment of animal feeds processing plants to supply feeds to the large local small and medium scale producers,
  • Establishment of commercial layers and broiler farms and
  • Establishment of broiler processing plants and hub/market for small and medium scale poultry production.
  • Establishment of tanneries, production of footwear and leather goods,
  • Establishment of dairy farms and facilities for milk processing.
  • Investment in Livestock farming focusing on Beef, Dairy, Chicken, Hides, and Skins as prioritized products.


By the year 2015 Tanzania had the third largest livestock population on the African continent comprising 25 million cattle, 98% of which were indigenous breeds, complemented by 16.7 million goats, 8 million sheep, 2.4 million pigs, and 36 million chickens.

All foundational economic indicators point to a dramatic increase in national, regional, and global demand for Tanzanian livestock products as populations grow in number and affluence. With demand for meat in Tanzania is expected to triple by 2030.

Tanzanian with its geography linking east and southern Africa and interior nations to the coast is well placed to be a major player in regional livestock market investments.

Trade-in meat has increased significantly, with more and more countries seeking to close their supply gap through imports. Major meat exporters, especially in South America, face logistical challenges to supply new growth areas in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.