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Power dynamics between farmers and market masters: a case of tomato value chain in Kilolo District and Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Nyamba, S. Y.
dc.contributor.author Martin, R.
dc.contributor.author Kalungwizi, V. J.
dc.contributor.author Busindeli, I. M.
dc.contributor.author Kilima, F. T. M.
dc.contributor.author Bengesi, C.P. M.
dc.contributor.author Chija, B. B.
dc.contributor.author Mvena, Z. S. K.
dc.contributor.author Mlozi, M. R. S.
dc.contributor.author Gjotterud, S. M.
dc.contributor.author Kiranga, E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-08T11:35:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-08T11:35:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2223-4985
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.suanet.ac.tz:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/1847
dc.description International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research ©2016 ICT Journal. All rights reserved en_US
dc.description.abstract Like in many places in rural Tanzania, tomato production has become an important economic horticultural activity. The main reasons for the sudden upsurge of tomato production over the past few years include its better market prospect compared to other traditional crops although this prospect vary across seasons and locations. Of late however, tomato farmers have faced a number of challenges in the production and marketing of tomatoes. The main challenges include high cost of production and perishable nature of the crop that induce significant variation in farmers’ earnings. Another challenge facing tomato producers is the long chain of actors between production and consumption leading to information gaps between farmers and consumers in terms of optimal price for the product. This paper examines the status of tomato marketing with respect to information sharing and power relations between farmers and market masters in the tomato value chain. The paper concludes by giving possible avenues for resolving the communication problems through project interventions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research en_US
dc.subject Tomato value chain en_US
dc.subject Actors en_US
dc.subject Kilolo district en_US
dc.subject Dodoma municipality en_US
dc.subject Market en_US
dc.title Power dynamics between farmers and market masters: a case of tomato value chain in Kilolo District and Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.esjournals.org en_US


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