Tanzania Federation of Co-operatives Ltd; is the national cooperative Umbrella Organization that promotes, serves and coordinates the work of cooperative societies in mainland Tanzania. (Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.
ICA Statement of Identity, 1995).
TFC is an autonomous, non– governmental and non– partisan body that is member owned and managed in the spirit of internationally recognized
co-operative principles and values.
TFC is also a member of International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), East African Farmers Federation (EAFF), International Federation of Agricultural Producers (IFAP) and Committee of Artisanal and Workers Cooperatives (CICOPA). Nationally, TFC is founder member Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Agricultural Council Tanzania (ACT), formerly Tanzania Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock.
It collaborates with several other national and International stakeholders such as various Government ministries, ILO, FAO, IFAD, TUCTA, MVIWATA, SIDO, etc.