Sokoine University of Agriculture

Financing agricultural marketing in Tanzania: a case study of small scale millers in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro regions

Show simple item record Moshi, Arbogast Bernard 2014-08-19T07:23:23Z 2014-08-19T07:23:23Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Moshi,A.B(2007)Financing Agricultural Marketing In Tanzania: Acase Study Ofsmall Scale Millers In Dar Es Salaam And Morogoro Regions.Morogoro;Sokoine University of Agreiculture. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to identify the sources of finance available to small scale maize and paddy millers in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro regions. Specifically the study aimed at identifying different sources of finance to small scale millers and describing the mode of financial arrangements, analyze the main factors that influence small scale millers access to credit and compare their performance. Structured questionnaire was used to collect information from the sampled millers. Checklist was used to obtain information from financial institutions. Major tools for analysis were descriptive statistics including means, standard deviations and cross tabulations. Logistic and linear regressions were used to determine factors that influence small scale millers access to formal loans and size of loan respectively. Descriptive results show both formal and informal credit to be used in the study area. However formal loans were found to be more used by maize millers than paddy millers. These results provide an indication of the difficulty in accessing formal sources of credit, forcing enterprises to rely more on their savings and informal sources. Quantitative results indicate education and experience in business to influence access to credit at P<0.05. The gross margin analysis of the milling operation was positive for both maize and paddy millers. Furthermore the gross margin between millers with access to formal credit and without access was significant different at P<0.05 for maize millers. However for paddy millers the test was insignificant. The study recommends that there is a need for policy measures to increase access of SMEs to formal credits. This can be achieved through the establishment of credit insurance schemes protecting the financial institutions against default risks, which could result in credit rationing. Similarly it was observed that very few entrepreneurs joined SACCOs. It is recommended that there is still a need for more sensitization to join and form SACCOs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Agricultural marketing en_US
dc.subject Marketing en_US
dc.subject Small scale miller en_US
dc.subject Dar es Salaam region en_US
dc.subject Morogoro region en_US
dc.title Financing agricultural marketing in Tanzania: a case study of small scale millers in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro regions en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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