SUSTAIN-Africa aims to use partnerships to ensure that investments flowing into growth corridors include solutions for the sustainability of water, land and ecosystems that are socially inclusive and build resilience to climate change. SUSTAIN-Africa is demonstrating the landscape approach to inclusive green growth in two African growth corridors. Activities are increasing knowledge, skills and capacities among communities, business and government on how water, land and ecosystem management supports growth. SUSTAIN is working in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor in Tanzania (SAGCOT), and the Zambezi Valley Development Corridor in Mozambique.

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Tanzania - SAGCOT

SAGCOT ( was initiated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa summit 2010 with the support of founding partners including farmers, agri-business, the Government of Tanzania and companies from across the private sector. SAGCOT's objective is to foster inclusive, commercially successful agribusinesses that will benefit the region's smallholder farmers, and in so doing, improve food security, reduce rural poverty and ensure environmental sustainability.

SAGCOT Corridor Map Overview for SUSTAIN Initiative

The  Southern  Agricultural  Growth  Corridor  covers  about  287,000km²  which  is  approximately  one third of mainland Tanzania. It extends north and south of the central rail, road and power  ̳backbone‘ that runs from Dar es Salaam to the northern areas of Zambia and Malawi.

SUSTAIN-Africa's activities will to contribute to the broad strategy for development of SAGCOT by facilitating the partnerships needed to develop and test innovations that link nature-based business models to agriculture and natural capital, while using the knowledge generated to promote change needed for large-scale impact in the corridor.

Within SAGCOT, SUSTAIN will focus on demonstration activities in the Sumbawanga cluster and in the combined Ihemi/Kilombero cluster. SUSTAIN-Africa will support and facilitate activities led by local partners in the demonstration landscapes and at corridor levels and national levels. These activities, which are organized around the four strategic objectives, are described below and further detail is available upon request.

Mozambique, Zambezi Valley Development Corridor

SUSTAIN Africa has begun its inception in the Zambezi Valley Development Corridor. Like SAGCOT, this corridor is focused on agricultural investment. Lessons gathered from the work of SUSTAIN in SAGCOT on the complex realities of agricultural growth corridors will be useful to the work in the Zambezi Valley Development Corridor. A second agricultural corridor will also make learning and policy influencing from SUSTAIN at an Africa-wide scale easier and will give SUSTAIN more potential to help shape growth corridor processes. Consultations in the Mozambican corridor are identifying local partners and it is expected that locally designed activity plans will derive from participatory stakeholder processes much like in SAGCOT.

SUSTAIN Mozambique Corridor Map

The map above outlines the corridor in dark green, and highlights the areas of direct intervention in red circles. SUSTAIN-Africa and its partners in the field are working in the red outlined areas.