Cattle keepers’ preference for hub options for dairy business in Tanzania
This brief (PDF) of the International Livestock Research Institute elaborates on solutions for the dairy value chain in Tanzania. Since demand for milk in Tanzania increases, there is a need for new mechanisms to increase productivity and market orientation. The brief argues that improved organizational models are needed to enhance access to inputs and services, increasing farm-level cow productivity and production. Traditional approaches involving cooperatives are not sufficiently commercially orientated to ensure efficient linkages to input and output markets and therefore cattle keepers prefer hub arrangements with higher prices; bundled inputs and credit services; and credit or check-off as payment methods for bundled inputs and services.