Frequently Asked Questions
Sprout Tz has identified initial agricultural talent and a group of professionals that have become its Business Advisory Group. Working in conjunction with the Business Advisory Group members Sprout Tz will continue to expand its farming talent pool. We will secure relationships with those that are familiar with modern agricultural technology and sustainable farming in Sub Sahara Africa. As we advance we will look to secure more specialized, crop specific, talent.
Based on our forecast your original capital investment should be recaptured within the first 24 months of operations. (See “Sprout Tz Forecast” for more details.)
Sprout Tz will focus on growing coffee initially and as we develop we may enter other market driven crops that are in demand. Tanzania is capable of growing a wide variety of crops depending on what part of the country the land is situated. For example: Coffee is cultivated in Northern (Arusha) and Southern (Mbinga and Mbozi) areas of Tanzania where the elevations and climate are appealing for successful production; sunflower is grown in the Eastern, Central, Northern and Southern Highlands of Tanzania; soybean is cultivated in Mbeya, Rukwa, Iringa and Ruvuma regions; rice is grown in rain-fed lowlands (68%), rain-fed uplands (20%) and irrigated rice cultivation (12%); citrus is largely concentrated in the North East Coast, with Tanga and Coast regions having the largest planted area; and so on…
The answer is “No”! Sprout Tz will be active in the following three phases continually throughout its growth namely acquisition of arable land, preparation or upgrading of arable land and cultivation. The Sprout Tz team is sensitive to the social impact on each project area (see our Social Impact statement for further details). The arable land that we are acquiring is currently not being cultivated but impact on the local population will be factored into each project and local villages valued as an integral part of the Company’s growth.
The term ‘land grabbing’ is used to describe the purchase or lease of large tracts of fertile land by public or private entities, which rose significantly following the 2007-2008 world food economic crisis. There is growing concern that transferring large parcels of agricultural land away from local communities threatens their food source and jeopardizes the environment and biodiversity by favoring intensive monoculture farming reliant on fertilizers and pesticides. Sprout Tz is not and will not be involved in this kind of “land grabbing” scheme.
The arable land that Sprout Tz will acquire is currently uninhabited and uncultivated. We are not displacing any indigenous farmers.
The minimum investment accepted from an Accredited Investor is US$30,000.
When you have completed your personal due diligence, read the disclaimers and are comfortable in making an informed decision to become an investor and shareholder of Sprout Tz, you should complete the following steps:
1). Complete the subscription document and then mail, fax or email an executed copy of it to Sprout Tz
2). Following this a bank wire for the full amount of US dollars corresponding to the share value you are purchasing should be wired to the Company’s bank.
3). The Company will then return a signed copy of your executed subscription agreement to you.
Sprout Tz will complete an initial US$1,500,000 financing. Combining social media with online e-commerce selling we forecast ongoing sales growth and cash flow that will be sufficient to satisfy our continued expansion.
Sprout Tz is domiciled offshore for ease of international business transactions and tax purposes.
Sprout Tz does not report your investment returns for you. Unless you are familiar with the legal requirements of reporting, you should consult with a professional tax consultant on how to disclose earnings or shareholdings from your investment.
As a shareholder of Sprout Tz you will continue to receive dividends for the duration that the Company creates net cash flow. Your return initially will be comprised of the profit from the sale of coffee bushes and the annual fees paid by bush owners.
The economic forecast model that we have prepared is based on the business experience of the founders, their evaluation of the current demand for farmland, the projected cost of farmland acquisition and an average of what direct selling companies are experiencing with other consumer products. We believe the forecast to be a real and possible model of what will be accomplished when the experience and opportunity are combined with direct selling.
Sprout Tz is offering a unique opportunity for you to get involved on the ground level of growing a successful agricultural company utilizing the experience of a team that has operated businesses in Tanzania, East Africa, and that has years of direct selling experience, taking you to the very source of the business opportunity without having to go through middle man.
There is approximately 83 million acres of arable land available in Tanzania. We will be very focused on expanding our land portfolio as quickly as possible to ensure that we can fulfill our projected acquisition numbers.
Farmland involves exposure to the business of agricultural production, either through direct operations, or through contract farming agreements or lease payments from tenant farmer.
Events specific that could bear impact on profitability of a farmland investment could include freak weather conditions, such as floods, droughts, undesirable rainfall, hail, frost or uncharacteristic cold spells; weeds, pests and diseases; fire, and the possibility of worsening conditions associated with climate change.
In the developing world both legal and physical infrastructure are less developed than other countries and there are uncertainties as to political risks., inability to use assets and expropriation. However operators can insure against some of these risks associated with agriculture
You can request a subscription agreement by email or telephone on the Contact Us page.