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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Tea Estate Rehabilitation in Tanzania
Author:Faber, Mike
Year:1995
Periodical:World Development
Volume:23
Issue:8
Period:August
Pages:1335-1347
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:agricultural productivity
plantations
tea
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Politics and Government
External link:https://doi.org/10.1016/0305-750X(95)00053-F
Abstract:This is an account of the effective denationalization and the equally effective rehabilitation of two tea estates, viz. Kwamkoro and Bulwa estates in the East Usambara mountains, Tanzania. During 1976-1986, tea production at both estates fell by almost 80 percent. From 1987-1988, production started to recover: in 1993 it exceeded the peak levels achieved some 18 years previously. The key questions addressed here are: what caused the previous declines? What is different this time around? Section 2 summarizes the early history of the estates and discusses their place within the country's tea industry. Section 3 traces the causes of project decline in the years following nationalization and quotes the Tanzanian government's early estimated costs of project rehabilitation. Section 4 discusses the options that the government faced in 1986 and the choice of strategy that was adopted. Section 5 describes the basis of the involvement of the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC). Section 6 describes the rehabilitation work that was performed and its early results. Section 7 discusses the macroeconomic policy framework and some management issues. Section 8 discusses certain new issues that have emerged in the course of the rehabilitation. Section 9 asks what lessons of general application can be drawn from this case study. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.
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