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Factors hindering use of standard weights and measures along Irish potato supply chain in Njombe region, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Bengesi, K. M. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-05T15:17:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-05T15:17:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2494
dc.description International Journal of Business and Management; 2018; 13 (8): 196-206 en_US
dc.description.abstract Non-compliance with standard weights and measures in agricultural marketing in Tanzania compelled this paper to examined factors hindering use of standard weights and measures along Irish potato supply chain. To address this challenge a cross section research design was used to develop data collection plan and probability sampling was used to draw a representative sample from a sampling frame. The findings revealed that weak enforcement of the regulations governing compliance to standard weights and measures, weak extension services that failed to provide reliable market information to farmers, lack of negotiation skills among smallholder farmers against local brokers / traders coupled with inadequate market infrastructure with appropriate weights and measure facilities provide incentives for local brokers and traders to exploit smallholder farmers. For the sake of fair deals in transactions associated with Irish potato along the supply chain this paper recommends the best practices to ensure responsible business practices among actors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Centre for Science and Education en_US
dc.subject Standard weights en_US
dc.subject Measurement en_US
dc.subject Potato trading en_US
dc.subject Irish potatoes en_US
dc.subject Supply chain en_US
dc.title Factors hindering use of standard weights and measures along Irish potato supply chain in Njombe region, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ccsenet.org%2Fjournal%2Findex.php%2Fijbm%2Fissue%2Fview%2F2108&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNH5JZnpN-1noCfpF5ZExpQGtZWXMQ en_US


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