MIICO is a member-based organization based in Mbeya. The organization mainly operates in the southern highlands of Tanzania, which covers the following regions, Mbeya, Iringa, Njombe, Rukwa and Katavi.
These organizations: are Isangati agricultural development organization (IADO), Integrated rural development organization(IRDO) Tanzania grass roots oriented development(TAGRODE) Action for Development Programs (ADP Mbozi) and Kaengesa Environmental Society (KAESO).
Since its registration in 2005, we have grown from being a mere coordination office to an organization with the capacity to implement projects and programs. We have specializations in training smallholder farmers in good agricultural practices, business skills, access to financial services, entrepreneurship skills and has been successful in facilitating negotiations between farmers and other actors such as financial institutions, input suppliers and markets.
We at MIICO envision a Tanzanian society with improved livelihoods, sustenance and adequately managed resources.
MIICO with member organizations exist to facilitate the poor and marginalized groups in Tanzania to spearhead their own social and economic development for the purpose of improving their livelihoods.
This is done through policy engagement and advocacy, CBO’s capacity development, economic empowerment and wealth creation, documentation and information sharing and carrying out research and policy analysis.
In pursuing this, MIICO will collaborate and network with other like minded development partners / actors while addressing gender, HIV/ AIDS and good governance.