Factors Affecting Distribution Network for Cashew Nuts in Tanzania: A Case Study of Newala District.

Kajela, Sumwike Anyelwisye (2021) Factors Affecting Distribution Network for Cashew Nuts in Tanzania: A Case Study of Newala District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The present study was confined to examine the factors affecting distribution network for cashew nuts in Tanzania, A case study of Newala district. The study employs simple random research design and data were collected by using structured questionnaire of 100 respondents. The study finding identifies internet access by 51%, good transport facilities by 54% and automated technology process by 56% as the technological factor, price fluctuation by 52%, cost of inputs by 68% and credit access by 59% as the economic factor and experience, awareness by 55% and readiness of the cashew nut dealer as the social factors which affect the distribution of cashew nuts. From the findings it was concluded that in order to improve the cashew nut distribution network AMICOS must ensure the availability of internet, good road infrastructure and of most the use of automated technology, also availability of credit access to dealers, cost of input should be of minimal, training to dealers must be provide to enhance the awareness and readiness. Recommendation: The study suggests that; Government should improve the infrastructure facilities especially roads and rail way so as to make the distribution easier, Government should encourage the use of automated technology so as to simplify the processing process and package of cashew nuts to increase the quantity and time saving in the distribution network, Government should ensure the stable price of cashew nuts so as to encourage the production of cashew nuts which in turn increase the distribution network of cashew nuts, Government and other agents should provide education and training to cashew nuts dealer so as to provide them with experience, information and awareness concerning the distribution network within and outside the country. Keywords: Consumers, Distributors, Retailers & Producers

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Accounting and Finance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 11:38
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 11:38
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3304

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