ISBN 9789994455454
Pages 180
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2010
Publisher OSSREA, Ethiopia
Format Paperback

Strengthening Farmers' Organisations in Tanzania

A Case Study of Farmers' Group Organisations in Selected Districts

by Raphael M. Wambura

Tanzania has come across traditional forms of cooperation, which have survived the impact of colonialism and the structural changes, which accompanied the so-called modern society. Modern cooperatives have been introduced in Tanzania by colonial governments to increase cash crop production and to control (and tax) economic activity in rural areas, but also to protect farmers against exploitation from money-lenders and traders. Most of these organizations, which previously played a major role in development of Tanzania's agriculture, have faced chronic financial and management problems in recent past. The purpose of this study was therefore to identify and promote appropriate strategies for organizing and empowering farmers' group organizations in order to determine their own destiny in the process of bettering their livelihoods and alleviation of poverty.

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About the Author

Raphael M. Wambura

Raphael M. Wambura is currently a professor of Rural Development at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro Tanzania. He has many years experience in farmers' organisations, cooperative enterprises, micro-finance enterprises and savings and credit cooperative schemes.

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