Honey export performance in Tanzania: a case of market access

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University of Dar es Salaam
The purpose of this study was to assess honey export performance in Tanzania, specifically the study sought to: examine production process of honey in Tanzania and its contribution to export; to analyze policies and legal framework that influence export of honey; to examine challenges facing honey export in Tanzania; and to examine available opportunities and therefore, suggest specific measures to be undertaken by the government including other stakeholders to enhance smooth honey export. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting respondents. Data collection was pursued through questionnaire and interviews. Data analysis was done by using quantitative and qualitative techniques. Findings from the study revealed that honey production process affects export performance especially production level which is lower than demand by Tanzanians Honey packaging, processing and price fluctuation in the foreign markets were found to be among key challenges affecting honey export performance in Tanzania. Honey marketing organisations are profitable with return of profit margins at 18%. It was recommended that actors or stakeholders in this sector should organise workshops/training sessions in processing and marketing so as to empower themselves, several stakeholders such as policy makers and policy implementing agencies, non-governmental organisations with programs to improve honey export, and donors should be actively involved.
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Honey trade, Tanzania
Msango, F. N. J (2013) Honey export performance in Tanzania: a case of market access, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.