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Title:The appropriateness of village level sugar processing technology in Tanzania
Authors:Chungu, A.S.ISNI
Kimambo, C.Z.M.ISNI
Periodical:Discovery and Innovation (ISSN 1015-079X)
Geographic term:Tanzania
agricultural technology
rural development
Sugar factories
Sugar trade
economic development
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/dai/article/view/15722
Abstract:This paper describes the assessment of the technical, social, economic and environmental impact of village level crystalline sugar processing plants developed by the Institute of Production Innovation (IPI) at the University of Dar es Salaam in the 1980s. The research work was conducted from 1997 to 2000 at nine sites in four regions of Tanzania. It used a broad-based framework for technology assessment and methods involving technology fitness and analytical hierarchy to analyse the suitability of sugar technology in the respective sites, as well as a business model to determine the business viability of each site. The paper finds that poor management of the production processes caused the low sugar recovery exhibited in some sugar processing sites. Likewise, the low level of endowment of the orgaware (organizational framework), humanware (human abilities) and technological climate was the main cause of the poor performance of the technology in the selected sugar processing sites. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract, edited]