According to the authors of this article, it is now a sustainable example of a commodity association addressing the joint problems of the region’s dairy industry. The platform has achieved a common understanding among chain actors on dairy price structure; it has successfully lobbied policy makers to reduce value-added tax on dairy inputs and products, and to remove limitations on urban dairy farming in Tanga city.
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Cadilhon, J.J., Ngoc Diep Pham and Maass, B.L. 2016. The Tanga Dairy Platform: Fostering innovations for more efficient dairy chain coordination in Tanzania. International Journal on Food System Dynamics 7(2):81-91.
An associated teaching case can also be downloaded for people interested in the sustainability of such
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- Omore, A.O., Bwana, G. and Ballantyne, P.G. 2015. Transforming smallholder dairy value chains in Tanzania through innovation and market linkages. ILRI Policy Brief 19. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI.