The Impact of Price Fluctuation on Production of Cashew nuts in Tanzania

Kashangaki, Jasson Mshumba (2015) The Impact of Price Fluctuation on Production of Cashew nuts in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study examines the impact of price fluctuation on production of cashew nuts in Tanzania. Specifically the study aims to identify causes of price fluctuation of cashew nuts in Tanzania cashew nut’s market, to examine the extent to which price of cashew nuts has been fluctuated in Tanzania cashew nut’s market, to identify the relationship between cashew nut’s price fluctuation and amount of cashew nuts harvested, to assess if the government of Tanzania help out in solving the problem of cashew nut’s price fluctuation. The methodology used to conduct study was exploratory and descriptive research designs and involved the use of various data collection methods and tools such as questionnaires and interviews. The study also used secondary data collection methods such as reference to previous works. The study finds that cashew nut’s price fluctuation in Tanzanian are caused by quality of the cashew nuts, the government interventionism in the production of cashew nuts, cost of inputs in production, improvement of technology, among others. However, it was revealed that from 1990 to2014 the price of cashew nuts has increased by 65.69%. Within this period minimum price was 137TSH/KG (in 1990) while maximum price was 1701TSH/KG (in 2011). The study established that price of the cashew nuts influence production of cashew nuts in Tanzania. The study also shows that government has been regularly adjusting taxation structure as regards agricultural equipments and products to help both farmers and traders from the burden of price fluctuations. The study has a number of recommendation to government, farmers and traders-aimed at improving cashew nuts productivity through price control. These are strongly leaders farmers who responsible their union and quality control ,Cashew nut board equipped with officers with enough knowledge in marketing and transparency on prices changes and lastly farmers skills in modern farming rather than traditional ways.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 12:01
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 12:01

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