The Tanga Dairy Platform and the sustainability of multi-stakeholder platforms

  • 06th June 2016
  • by secretary

3 June 2016. 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.

Download the open access article:
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.

An associated teaching case can also be downloaded for people interested in the sustainability of such

multi-stakeholder platforms.