Seven Case Studies of Tanzanian Food Processing Enterprises

Michael W. Hansen, Thilde Langevang, Lettice Rutashobya, Goodluck Urassa

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The food processing industry is a cornerstone in the industrial development strategy of Tanzania and its development is paramount to lifting the productivity of the agricultural sector, which employs 70% of the population. Almost a quarter of all registered manufacturing enterprises are in the food-processing sector and the sector provides 56% of employment in manufacturing. Through the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), the country is promoting agro-processing industries and high-value agro-products so as to transform subsistence agriculture into more commercialized farming. The Agricultural Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA), which gives preferential access of Tanzanian agricultural goods to EU and US markets, has also encouraged Tanzania to embark on value added agro-goods production. It is within this crucial industry that we find our seven case studies
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School [wp]
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesCBDS Working Paper

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