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Title:Outgrower Schemes in Tanzania: The Case of Tea and Sugarcane
Authors:Maganya, Ernest N.
Chambua, Samwel
Hyuha, Theodore
Periodical:Eastern Africa Economic Review
Issue:Special issue
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:contract farming
small farms
cane sugar
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:This report, which is based on research conducted between 1986 and 1988, analyses the existing relations between growers, the companies and the State in outgrower schemes in Tanzania. Five key determinants of successful outgrower schemes are used to measure their performance in the context of Tanzania's political economy: attractive producer prices; provision of fertilizers and extension services; efficient support services; credit to outgrowers; and factory efficiency in processing. That extension services, credit and inputs are predominantly supplied by State institutions, which also control the marketing institutions, is identified as one of the main reasons why outgrower schemes in Tanzania have not been very successful. Policy options necessary to create more effective and democratic relations between the growers, the companies and the State are suggested. Notes, ref.