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
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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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