The Tanga Dairy Platform, created in 2008, is an informal forum of different stakeholders involved in the dairy industry of Tanzania’s Northeastern Tanga region. The platform’s objective is to exchange knowledge and develop joint actions to common problems.
According to the authors of this article, it is now a sustainable example of a commodity association addressing the joint problems of the region’s dairy industry. The platform has achieved a common understanding among chain actors on dairy price structure; it has successfully lobbied policy makers to reduce value-added tax on dairy inputs and products, and to remove limitations on urban dairy farming in Tanga city.
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Cadilhon, J.J., Ngoc Diep Pham and Maass, B.L. 2016. The Tanga Dairy Platform: Fostering innovations for more efficient dairy chain coordination in Tanzania. International Journal on Food System Dynamics 7(2):81-91. http://dx.doi.org/10.18461/ijfsd.v7i2.723
An associated teaching case can also be downloaded for people interested in the sustainability of such multi-stakeholder platforms.
Paul, B.K., Maass, B.L., Wassena, F., Omore, A.O. and Bwana, G. 2015. Dairy development in Tanzania with local innovation platforms: When and how can they be useful? ILRI Research Brief 54. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI. http://hdl.handle.net/10568/68575
Omore, A.O., Bwana, G. and Ballantyne, P.G. 2015. Transforming smallholder dairy value chains in Tanzania through innovation and market linkages. ILRI Policy Brief 19. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI. http://hdl.handle.net/10568/68870