TGA members undertaking weeding operation of pine nursery under supervision of forester from district council.

Tanzania Tree Growers Associations Union (TTGAU) is a member based organization established in 2017 to promote the interests of tree growers who are organized in tree growers associations commonly known by their abbreviation TGAs;

build and strengthen networking of tree growers; enhancing women and young people participation in tree planting; enhance smallholder tree growers (STGs) access to markets and integration in the value chains. Facilitate members’ access to improved forestry and farm inputs and access to advisory and extension services for increased plantations productivity and quality hence improved net income at harvest. TTGAU has 136 member TGAs with more than 9,000 tree growers.

TTGAU vision is to be the principal organization that unites private commercial tree growers for lobbying and advocacy for improved income and development of forest sector in the country, to represent tree growers in policy development, economic and social forums. Its mission is to promote an inclusive, environmentally and socially accepted private commercial forestry industry in Tanzania for sustainable improvement of peoples’ livelihood. 

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