Keywords: farming, Tanzania, Africa, smallholdings, agriculture, surplus milk, resource pooling, social impact assessment, milk collection facility
Research note: Why a social impact study in Tanzania?
Farmers in Korogwe in northeast Tanzania mostly have very limited smallholdings on which they grow maize, the staple food in this area, and have one or two cows with a few having up to eight cows. The farmers wanted to pool their resources to allow them to raise some revenue by selling their surplus milk. This research note outlines involvement with a scheme to assist the farmers, and confirms the significance of social impact assessment, even in small projects and apparently straightforward situations.