Tanzania is endowed with a variety of natural resources including a 1,424 kilometre coastline, large arable land, world-class tourist attractions, minerals, oil and gas. Arable land, conducive weather, and ground and surface water provide opportunities in agro-processing, livestock, leather production and agriculture.
Tanzania is also a country rich with minerals. Precious gemstones and industrial minerals such as coal, iron ore, nickel, gold and silver are abundant in Tanzania. The large natural gas reserves that have been discovered provide the most significant transformative factor in the economy.