WHO WE ARE
The Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO) is a registered cooperative* established in July 2011 by a group of students and academic staff from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA) at the Sokoine University of Agriculture. With currently over 600 members throughout Tanzania, SUGECO engages in various agribusiness entrepreneurial activities such as giving trainings in entrepreneurship, business ecosystem, and network development, providing business incubation services and access to capital, land, and technology, and arranging start-up support through internships, among others.
The main goal of SUGECO is to make a difference in the minds of the youth, communities, and graduates from higher learning institutions in support of enterprise development for self-employment, agribusiness development, job creation, community development, and economic prosperity.
Our vision is to create future generations of successful businesspersons who can transform our culture to value entrepreneurship and support the development of a vibrant private economy.
Our mission is to prepare, enable, and support knowledge-intensive, innovative entrepreneurs as they build successful businesses along agricultural and agribusiness value chains throughout Tanzania.
Core Values: SUGECO believes in growing its businesses through the following values: integrity, inspiration, and innovation.
*SUGECO is registered under the Tanzania Cooperative Act No. 20 of (2003)