Contributions Of Hides And Skins To The Small Scale Livestock Keepers In Tanzania; Case Of Kwimba District In Mwanza Region

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ABSTRACT

This study, seeks to describe the contributions of hides and skins to the small scale

livestock keepers in Tanzania. The study was conducted at Kwimba District in Mwanza

Tanzania. A cross sectional research design was adopted; a sample size of 151

respondents was obtained through both purposive and non-purposive sampling

techniques. The study has used both quantitative and non-qualitative methods for data

analysis. Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) and Excel were used to analyze

data.

Findings have revealed that, skins and hides value chain in Kwmba District was

characterised with five nodes which were: livestock keepers, slaughter house operators,

hides and skin traders and leather processors.

Findings haverevealed that,skins and hides business has played a significant role to

create employment and increased income. 35.8% of the respondents generated income

between TZS 500,000 to TZS 1,000,000 from the skins and hides last year.27.8%

generated income between TZS 100,000- TZS 500,000from.

This study also, found out challenges that faced livestock keepers in hides and skin

business. Low price (28.6%), quality deterioration (18.5%), inadequate number of

abattoirs (14.6%), lack of capital (13.2%) as well as Poor infrastructure.

This study recommend the stakeholders in leather industry to take advantage of this in a

successful way and the government in re-formulating policies for promoting and

strengthening leather sector in Tanzania, development practitioners on issues pertaining

to implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Contributions Of Hides And Skins To The Small Scale Livestock Keepers In Tanzania; Case Of Kwimba District In Mwanza Region. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 13, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/contributions-of-hides-and-skins-to-the-small-scale-livestock-keepers-in-tanzania-case-of-kwimba-district-in-mwanza-region

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Contributions Of Hides And Skins To The Small Scale Livestock Keepers In Tanzania; Case Of Kwimba District In Mwanza Region" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/contributions-of-hides-and-skins-to-the-small-scale-livestock-keepers-in-tanzania-case-of-kwimba-district-in-mwanza-region . Accessed 13 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Contributions Of Hides And Skins To The Small Scale Livestock Keepers In Tanzania; Case Of Kwimba District In Mwanza Region". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 26 Apr. 2021. Web. 13 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/contributions-of-hides-and-skins-to-the-small-scale-livestock-keepers-in-tanzania-case-of-kwimba-district-in-mwanza-region >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Contributions Of Hides And Skins To The Small Scale Livestock Keepers In Tanzania; Case Of Kwimba District In Mwanza Region" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 13, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/contributions-of-hides-and-skins-to-the-small-scale-livestock-keepers-in-tanzania-case-of-kwimba-district-in-mwanza-region