Anold S Nkata*
Information and Communication Technology, Arusha Technical College, Tanzania
*Corresponding Author: Anold S Nkata, Information and Communication Technology, Arusha Technical College, Tanzania.
Received: July 16, 2021; Published: August 06, 2021
The agricultural sector is the most important sector for realizing economic development, creating employment opportunities and reducing poverty in developing countries. In Tanzania, the agricultural sector is one of the most leading sectors which contributes to 25.88% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the national economy and about 35% of the foreign exchange earnings. The sector offers an employment opportunity of more than 91% of the total number of people living in both rural and urban areas. Despite the significance, the livelihood of the small-scale farmers and pastoralists in the country is at a poor living standard. This study investigating the main sources of the poor living standard of most small-scale farmers and pastoralists in the country by collecting data from small-scale farmers using a structured interview and questionnaire. After data analysis, findings revealed that lack of application of Science, Technology, and Innovation in agricultural sectors leads to little production of crops and poor quality of the product produced by the small-scale farmers. Moreover, the lack of centralized market systems for the products produced by the farmers and pastoralists leads them to sell their products at unsatisfied prices. To improve the livelihood of small-scale farmers and pastoralists for the sustainable development of the county the study recommends policymakers educate the small-scale farmers and pastoralists on how to apply modern digital technology to maximize production. However, the government through the ministry of agriculture has to implement a centralized national market system to set and control prices of the products produced by the small-scale farmers and pastoralists.
Keywords: Strengthening of Small-Scale Farmer’s and Pastoralists; Centralized National Markets System
Citation: Anold S Nkata. “Strengthening of Small-Scale Farmers’ and Pastoralists’ Market System in Tanzania". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 3.9 (2021): 24-28.
Copyright: © 2021 Anold S Nkata. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.