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Farm Intensification and Milk Market Expansion in Meru, Tanzania

Hillbom, Ellen LU (2011) In African Studies Review 54(1). p.145-165
Abstract
In Meru, Tanzania, technological and institutional change has turned milk into one of the most reliable and important sources of income for smallholder households. Decades of increased population density have caused land scarcity, leading smallholders to intensify their farming methods and land use, including introducing stall-fed exotic breeds of dairy cows. Meanwhile, a growing urban and rural demand has resulted in a significant market expansion for milk and increasing cash incomes for smallholders. Both farm intensification and market expansion are bottom-up processes of change driven primarily by smallholders. These factors make the livestock sector in Meru an interesting example of broad-based agricultural development.
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African Studies Review
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54
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1
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145 - 165
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African Studies Association
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0002-0206
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English
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  abstract     = {In Meru, Tanzania, technological and institutional change has turned milk into one of the most reliable and important sources of income for smallholder households. Decades of increased population density have caused land scarcity, leading smallholders to intensify their farming methods and land use, including introducing stall-fed exotic breeds of dairy cows. Meanwhile, a growing urban and rural demand has resulted in a significant market expansion for milk and increasing cash incomes for smallholders. Both farm intensification and market expansion are bottom-up processes of change driven primarily by smallholders. These factors make the livestock sector in Meru an interesting example of broad-based agricultural development.},
  author       = {Hillbom, Ellen},
  issn         = {0002-0206},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {145--165},
  publisher    = {African Studies Association},
  series       = {African Studies Review},
  title        = {Farm Intensification and Milk Market Expansion in Meru, Tanzania},
  volume       = {54},
  year         = {2011},
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