Sokoine University of Agriculture

Market intergration by small-scale rice farmers in Kilosa district

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dc.contributor.author Mlanzi, M. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-09T15:23:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-09T15:23:54Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/1564
dc.description A DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS OF SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE. MOROGORO, TANZANIA. en_US
dc.description.abstract Market intergration and access, are critical and important aspects to rural poor households. They are a pre-requisite for enhancing agriculture based economic growth through the improvement of competitiveness of farming enterprise and improving rural incomes. Several studies have been conducted on participation and access of small-scale farmers in rice and other crops marketing in Africa, but, specific information on the extent to which small-scale rice farmers are integrated into different markets and factors that influence choice of rice marketing outlet in Kilosa District is not readily available. This study aimed at examining market intergration by small scale rice farmers in Kilosa District. Specifically the study evaluated the extent to which small-scale rice farmers are integrated into different markets, determined factors influencing the choice of rice marketing outlet among small scale rice farmers and identified major problems facing small-scale rice farmers to access lucrative markets in Kilosa District. A purposive and random sampling procedures were employed in selecting the respondents. The data collected data, were analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square test and the multinomial logistic regression model. Results show that socio-economic, institutional and market characteristics of the small-scale rice farmers varied greatly across markets. The multinomial logistic regression results show that age, level of education, distance to markets, and quantities of rice produced, price information and contract marketing were key factors that influence choice of marketing outlet for small-scale rice farmers in Kilosa District. The problems facing small-scale rice farmers were low price and lack of reliable markets. In view of research findings, several policy proposals are suggested. These include disseminating knowledge to rice farmers, forming formal small-scale rice farmer’s organizations and improving price information system. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Market intergration en_US
dc.subject Small-scale rice farmers en_US
dc.subject Rural poor households en_US
dc.subject Kilosa District en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Market intergration by small-scale rice farmers in Kilosa district en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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