Sokoine University of Agriculture

Analysis of dry beans consumption and factors influencing choice of dry beans in consumers’ food purchasing decisions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Jaccob, J. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-11T15:29:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-11T15:29:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3032
dc.description MSc. Dissertation 2018 en_US
dc.description.abstract Dry beans are an important source of protein especially among poor consumers in Tanzania. This makes dry beans a strategic food for combating malnutrition. Yet, per capita consumption of dry beans in Tanzania is relatively low. However, the reasons for low beans consumption are not well established. This study provides empirical evidence on beans consumption and factors influencing beans choice in households’ food purchasing decisions. The study used data collected by Legume Innovation Lab Project in Dar es Salaam in 2015 from random sample of 754 households. The study used both descriptive analysis and econometric models to analyze the data. Three major findings emerge from the study: First, poor households devoted large share of their income on beans consumption compared to rich households. Second, beans share was low among children below 5 years of age compared to adults among households with same income level. Third, age, household size, education level, self-employment and marital status had positive influence on beans consumption whereas household income and sex had negative influence on beans consumption in the households. The findings suggest that the efforts geared toward improving household food security and alleviating child malnutrition should place high priority on promoting consumption of beans among children below 5 years of age. Also, educational programs on the vital roles played by beans in consumers’ diet should be organized in order to promote beans consumption at household level. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Dry beans en_US
dc.subject Protein source en_US
dc.subject Poor consumers en_US
dc.subject Household food security en_US
dc.subject Food purchasing decisions en_US
dc.subject Dar es Salaam en_US
dc.title Analysis of dry beans consumption and factors influencing choice of dry beans in consumers’ food purchasing decisions in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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