Co-operatives as a Way to Improve Food Security and for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania

John Sumelius, Shimelles Tenaw, Stefan Bäckman, Faustine Bee, Suleman Chambo

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Marketing channels of agricultural surplus is important for improving food security in most African countries. The co-operative business form offers one way for smallholder and intermediate size farmers to sell their surplus. Twelve Tanzanian co-operatives were studied by semi-structured interviews to find out if the co-operative business model can reduce poverty and address food security. Four types of co-operatives were identified: traditional co-operatives, reforming co-operatives, new co-operatives and co-operatives with some innovations. Both cases of poorly working unions and more recent success stories were found. A number of features characterizing good co-operative work in Tanzania were identified. A number of recommendations to promote business, reduce poverty and enhance food security were given
Titel på gästpublikationBIOECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT : Nairobi, Kenya, June 18-20, 2014
Antal sidor23
FörlagInternational Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR)
Utgivningsdatum18 jun 2014
StatusPublicerad - 18 jun 2014
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
Evenemang18th ICABR Conference - Nairobi, Kenya
Varaktighet: 18 jun 201420 jun 2014
Konferensnummer: 18


  • 512 Företagsekonomi
  • 4111 Jordbruksvetenskap
  • 416 Livsmedelsvetenskap
  • co-operatives, financial services, poverty, people centred business, societies, Tanzania

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