Sokoine University of Agriculture

Assessment of operational aspects of the input supply chain under national agriculture input voucher scheme (NAIVS) in Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Aloyce, G. M.
dc.contributor.author Gabagambi, D. M.
dc.contributor.author Hella, J. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-26T07:27:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-26T07:27:22Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 2006-9774
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3767
dc.description Journal Article, Vo l. 6(3), p p . 94-104, en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examines the operational aspects of the National Agriculture Input Voucher Scheme in Tanzania from 2009/2010 to 2010/2011 based on secondary and primary data. Primary data were collected from a random sample of 300 households in four regions namely: Rukwa, Mbeya, Morogoro and Shinyanga. Secondary data were collected from the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC), Agro dealers and Local Government Authorities. Results indicate that 88% of farmers reported delayed subsidized inputs significant at p = 0.05. The inputs become available during planting season when most of the household food stocks and income is exhausted and this makes top up price unaffordable. It was also observed that the top up price is more than stipulated cost sharing of 50% between farmers and the government. Other pitfalls reported in the system include input adulteration and violation of NAIVS guidelines for input distribution. It is recommended that inputs and crop calenders be established that would ensure inputs arrived to beneficiaries ahead of the planting season In addition, efficient monitoring and evaluation system should be put in place to minimize inefficiency emanating from violation of NAIVS guidelines. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Input vouchers en_US
dc.subject Farmers en_US
dc.subject Institutional framework en_US
dc.subject Subsidy programme en_US
dc.title Assessment of operational aspects of the input supply chain under national agriculture input voucher scheme (NAIVS) in Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url 10.5897/JDAE2013.0516 en_US


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