Tanzania is among the 20 producer of horticulture crops, according to FAO data for vegetable production, Tanzania ranked from the twentieth in 2002 to fifteenth position in 2009 (FAOSTAT, 2014). In fact, during this period, Tanzania remained in the top 20 vegetable producers in the world. The greatest bulk of the vegetables produced in Tanzania, tomato are the single most dominant vegetable crop (United Republic of Tanzania (URT), 2012).
According to National Statistics Bureau of Tanzania (NBS) data for tomato production in the year 2016/2017 in Tanzania, the country produced a total of 237,465 tonnes of which Morogoro region has the highest production of 155,745 tonnes (65.6 percent).
Despite the huge production of tomato in Morogoro region, none of the fresh tomatoes produced are processed. To elevate the status of Morogoro and Tanzania in tomato processing, Riwade Company Limited search for partner for collaboration to enters the market with the aim to process tomatoes grown in Morogoro region.
The company seek for partnership purposely for establishing a small standard factory for processing 500 kilogram per hour of tomato fresh to tomato products in Morogoro region. We look for partner to enter the heart of the customers by introducing innovative products which would make history, moreover give varieties those having an indigenous touch. The products introduced by the company shall suffice the needs of a wide range of customers across the country and abroad.
Major sources of tomato products in Tanzania are imported processed tomato from Middle East countries that essentially buy tomato paste from China and add value and brand the products lead by Oman and United Arab Emirate,This is according to Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) (customs department-2008), Tanzania exports tomato products about 7,847 kg and imports about 659,021 kg, which provide the negative net trade of 651,174 kg .
There are many reasons for processing tomatoes factory in Morogoro region, the major one is Unreliable market for fresh tomato which is the one of the biggest problems currently affecting small farmers (youth, graduates, women in village and other groups) in Morogoro and other parts of Tanzania, fresh tomatoes in peak season became unusable, rots, fed to animals and damping as a results small farmers experience major losses of initial capitals and severe poverty still surrounding them although they practice agriculture every year.
Other reasons are; More than 5000 peoples (actors and dependents) will benefit from the project in the first fiscal year of operation, Increase the PPP of contract small farmers from under $ 2PPP per day to better stage, Reduce the gap of unemployment to youth and graduates, To reduce the loss of tomato during the post-harvest, Increase the availability of tomato substitute all the time at reasonable price and Improve the human development in various sector such as health and education
In Tanzania, processed tomato is consumed in diverse ways including as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces and also in drinks whereas the large consumers are households, hotel, restaurants, schools and hospitals.
Riwade Company Limited factory existence in Morogoro region will change the conventional mindset of people on the tomato products, giving a new dimension to tomato processing in particular and food processing in general. The company will lift the region and country’s status in food processing by contributing to innovations in the field. The initial growth of the factory depends on the reach of different products to people and create a sustained place in the kitchen shelves, and refrigerators. As the development of the factory proceeds, an objective is to move from small factory to large factory.
The highlight for Riwade Company Limited is that the engagement of contract farming with farmers thus giving them priority. No middle-men are allowed between company officials and farmers, ensuring that the farmers get their profits and grants without any disputes.
PRODUCTS AND SERVICE
Riwade Company Limited enters the market with large production of usual products like puree, ketchups and paste, as well as limited production of innovative products which are introduced in the market, the rate of sales and popularity is studied for different products and rate of production and place specificity of products are found and further steps are taken for the development of the company. The different products shall produce in our factory are,
• Ketchups (hot, sour and spicy)
• Instant Tomato chutney
• Tomato Soup powder
• Tomato paste
• Tomato sauce
As the industry develops and creates a permanent place in the domestic and international market for the tomato products, then various innovative products will be introduced. Those products are canned tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, tomato syrup, and tomato cream and tomato butter.
The wastes in the production line, by-products which are processed will used for producing income generation and conserve environment, such as, Composts, Bio-fertilizers and Bio-gas.
WHY MOROGORO REGION?
• We own the land of 10ha in Morogoro region
• Morogoro is very strategic as it is one of the agriculture hubs in the country
• The infrastructures are in good condition especially roads (tarmac roads) from Morogoro region to Dar es Salaam( 180km) the business city where the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) and Dar es Salaam ports located.
Also there are ongoing project of constructing Standard Railway Gauge (SGR-Electricity) from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro, which will be ready in 2020, so this also will catalyst the means of transportation from Morogoro to Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) or Dar es Salaam Ports
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
Riwade Company Limited is the private limited company founded by Ayubu Massau and partnered by two members, and managed by a board of directors. The company has registered with Tanzania Business Registration License Authority (BRELA) and also registered in Tanzania Revenue Authority as Tax Payer (TRA).
The company serves the Tanzania market for various sectors including agriculture such as training in modern agriculture, construction of greenhouse, installation of drip irrigation system, growing crops, supplying of agriculture inputs and technical service to farmers since 2016 also markets searching for agriculture produce and based in Morogoro region as its main offices. We are in the agriculture sector to offer production of products as well as consultancy and advisory services to our various clients.
The company has passed through many changes such as Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to company. In 2016 to 2017 the company conducted training concerning drip irrigation and greenhouses in more than ten regions in Tanzania namely, Morogoro, Pwani, Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara, Singida, Dodoma, Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Songwe, Mara and Mwanza
The company vision is to lead the domestic market (Tanzania) and to supply our products in regional markets (Africa), in European markets, in Middle East markets and rest of the world’s markets
The company mission is to provide unique and innovative products and service in to customers that is enjoyable and sustainable
For more information, visit our website, www.riwade.co.tz
- We have good management and organization structure
- We have done market analysis
-We have done SWOT analysis
- Financial analysis and financial aspects
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