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2020-04-30Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.3390/agriculture10050142
The Determinants of Farmers’ Choice of Markets for Staple Food Commodities in Dodoma and Morogoro, Tanzania
dc.contributor.authorKangile, Rajabu Joseph
dc.contributor.authorMgeni, Charles Peter
dc.contributor.authorMpenda, Zena Theopist
dc.contributor.authorSieber, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T11:57:18Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T11:57:18Z
dc.date.issued2020-04-30none
dc.date.updated2020-05-06T10:03:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/23112
dc.description.abstractInstitutional and policy-induced factors affect farmers’ decisions on the choice of the marketto sell their staple foods. This results in low motivation to participate in the production and agriculturalcommodities’ commercialization. This study determines specific institutional and policy-inducedfactors affecting the farmers’ decisions regarding the staple food market choice in Tanzania. The studyuses household survey data collected from 820 farmers raising staple food crops (maize, rice, sorghum,and millet) randomly selected from the Dodoma and Morogoro regions, Tanzania. The indexmethod, descriptive statistics, and choice model (multinomial logit model) are used for data analysis.Qualitative policy analysis is used for analyzing policy-induced factors. Findings show a low levelof integration of farmers into staple food markets, with female-headed households facing morehurdles in accessing markets than male-headed households. Age, formal training, the value ofagricultural production, membership in organizations, access to credit, contractual arrangements,and distance to markets are significant factors driving farmers to choose a particular market tosell their produces. Restriction of selling and use of staple food commodities, instability of foodpolicy administration, and procedural operation obstacles are found to be key policy-induced factorsaffecting the marketing of staple food commodities in Tanzania. The scale of production, as depictedby the value of production, and supply contract arrangement with buyers are important factors toensure that farming households excel in lucrative markets through increased economies of scale andthe ability to reach critical volumes for supplying to various markets. Supporting market linkage andinfrastructure, as well as enforcing transparent and non-restrictive food marketing policies, wouldhelp many farmers enter into contractual arrangements that increase market access and improvemarket choices.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights(CC BY 4.0) Attribution 4.0 Internationalger
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectmarket choiceeng
dc.subjectstaple foodeng
dc.subjectpolicyeng
dc.subjectinstitutionaleng
dc.subjectindex methodeng
dc.subject.ddc570 Biowissenschaften; Biologienone
dc.titleThe Determinants of Farmers’ Choice of Markets for Staple Food Commodities in Dodoma and Morogoro, Tanzanianone
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/23112-9
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/agriculture10050142none
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/22500
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionnone
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local.edoc.pages12none
local.edoc.type-nameZeitschriftenartikel
local.edoc.institutionLebenswissenschaftliche Fakultätnone
local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-publisher-nameMDPInone
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local.edoc.container-volume10none
local.edoc.container-issue5none
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-articlenumber142none
dc.identifier.eissn2077-0472
local.edoc.affiliationKangile, Rajabu Joseph; Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) Dakawa Center, Morogoro P.O. Box 1892, Tanzania, kangilej@gmail.comnone
local.edoc.affiliationMgeni, Charles Peter; School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, The Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro P. O. Box 3007, Tanzania, chrlsmgeni099@sua.ac.tz; The Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, chrlsmgeni099@sua.ac.tznone
local.edoc.affiliationMpenda, Zena Theopist; School of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, The Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro P. O. Box 3007, Tanzania, mpendaz@sua.ac.tznone
local.edoc.affiliationSieber, Stefan; The Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Str. 84, 15374 Müncheberg, Germany, stefan.sieber@zalf.de; Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Life Sciences Thaer-Institute, Humboldt-Universität zuBerlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany, stefan.sieber@zalf.denone

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