Back in 2012, we founded the first organic food shop in Morogoro: The
SAT Organic Shop in Kilakala. Thanks to this store, we could develop a
local organic market in Tanzania and create opportunities for our farm-
ers to access the lucrative market without merchants or middlemen.
Since then, we constantly increased the amount of organic food sold to
our customers at the shop. Also, we diversified the range of products,
adding processed goods like organic spices, herbs, grains and pulses
Twelve groups of 300 small-scale farmers have got the certification and are licensed under the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS), whereby the farmers follow the East African Organic Product Standards (EAOPS). The products are also delivered to hotels and restaurants, as well as Dar es Salaam, the coastal metropolis of Tanzania.
The demand is great! The SAT Organic Shop, with its model function, targets other farmers to establish PGS and, in turn, to convert to sustainable farming methods. In the coming years, the market activities are forecasted to increase by further capacitating training and certification of 500 spice farmers who are going to sell their products in Tanzania. It is foreseen that an organic farmers market space will be allocated in Morogoro Municipal by the government where farmers can directly sell their organically produced products to consumers.