about us


Tanzania Alliance for Biodiversity is an alliance of civil society and private sector organizations concerned with biodiversity conservation, with an emphasis on agricultural biodiversity for livelihood security and food sovereignty.

The alliance was formed in November 2011 out of concerns of deterioration of agricultural biodiversity.

The TABIO Communications Strategy is available here


The members of the alliance share the aims of conserving biodiversity and supporting sustainable development, promoting farmers’ self-determination and food sovereignty, facilitating exchange of information and experiences concerning sustainable and healthy policies and practices relevant to biodiversity conservation, ensuring public awareness on issues of concern to the environment, agriculture and biodiversity, and promoting citizen involvement in the decision-making processes. 

The alliance is currently made up of the following organisations:

  • ActionAid International Tanzania
  • Biolands
  • BioRe
  • BioSustainCommunity Water & Environmental Association (COWEA)
  • CVM/APA (Comunità Volontari per il Mondo / AIDS partnership with Africa)
  • Envirocare
  • Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT)
  • Swissaid
  • Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM)
  • Tushiriki
  • The Vijiji Foundation
  • TEAP
  • Mikono Yetu



Abdallah Mkindi, Tabio Coordinator

Abdallah comes from Kilimanjaro, in the North of Tanzania. He studied Animal Science to Masters level before also attaining a Masters degree in Human ecology. For two years, Abdallah has been the Tabio coordinator. This role involves communicating, networking and information sharing with Tabio members as well as implementing field activities.

Abdallah is proud to be able to say that Tabio is now widely known as an alliance advocating against GMOs in Tanzania.

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