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The role of SWOT analysis and stakeholders characterization towards sustainability of dairy innovation platforms in Lushoto District, Tanzania

By: Humphrey Putaa, Bukaza Chachage, Liliane Pasape

Key Words: Sustainability, Innovation platform, SWOT analysis, Stakeholders’ characterization, Lushoto.

Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 14(6), 46-58, June 2019.

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Abstract

This study analyzed the role of SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and stakeholders characterization towards sustainability of the newly established dairy innovation platform (IP) in Lushoto District – Tanzania. A mixed methods approach was used to collect data using a questionnaire, focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Collected data were analyzed by using content analysis and SWOT technique. Findings revealed strengths as presence of constitution, defined Management structure and training access; weaknesses included missing actors, insufficient fund, high dropout and limited access to inputs. Moreover, opportunities were high milk demand, availability of input suppliers, extension services and financial institutions; the major threats were unstable milk price, high borrowing cost and drought. Besides, study characterized stakeholders into eleven groups focusing on interests, role, interaction, influence and contribution to IP. For sustainability purposes, this study recommends IPs to exploit the existing strength and opportunities, address the weaknesses and threats, and capitalize on identified stakeholders.

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The role of SWOT analysis and stakeholders characterization towards sustainability of dairy innovation platforms in Lushoto District, Tanzania

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Humphrey Putaa, Bukaza Chachage, Liliane Pasape.
The role of SWOT analysis and stakeholders characterization towards sustainability of dairy innovation platforms in Lushoto District, Tanzania.
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res. 14(6), 46-58, June 2019.
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