Background of the study
Agricultural marketing is assessed in terms of input and output marketing. In put marketing entails seed and planting materials, fertilizers, agrochemical, animal feed, vertinary medicine, and other agricultural related inputs involves producers, exporters or importers, distributors and consumers.
According Zanzibar Investment Policy in 2005 facilitated major structural and institutional changes with respect to investment promotion. The policy takes into consideration the trade development requirements having an efficient Freeport and export processing zones.
In Zanzibar, information on grades, standards and other external market requirements are not fully diffused or transmitted to enable market actors to adequately…show more content… It is internationally famous whilst mostly perceived as tropical exotic getaway and Spice Island. Most of the people in Zanzibar were traditional farmers, Over the time Zanzibar developed specialised products primarily cloves, mangrove pole and seaweeds.
Seaweed in Zanzibar was introduced in the late 1980s from the Philippines and it immediate took the shallow waters of the Indian. Seaweed is a type of plant that grows in the sea. Seaweed may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae; the red algae, green algae, and brown algae.
In 1989, seaweed farming was introduced on the east coast of Unguja (Zanzibar Island) and becomes a vital source of income for coastal villagers. The seaweed is implanted and tended on beach areas between the high- and low-water marks. It is harvested and dried, collected in Zanzibar town, and then exported to several countries in Europe and Asia for use as a food stabilizer. Seaweed is now a valuable product that Zanzibar can processing for various uses the same as coconuts, cloves, mango, spices (ginger) and other…show more content… His idea was to supplement the wild stock, whereby improving production, particularly focusing on seaweed quality and quantity. Professor Mshingeni established the first seaweed farming trials in 1982-1983 in Kigombe village Tanga, Fumba bay in Unguja and Fundo Island -Pemba. At the time farming focused on the native strains of cottoni and spinosum.
In 1989, a second trial involving strain of cottoni and spinosum conducted on Zanzibar by Zanea seaweed CO. LTD. It success in commercial seaweed production paved way for the subsequent entry of the other seaweed venture such as ZASCOL and C- Weed corporation. This second Trial generate growth rate of 6-7 percent per day (Mtolera, 1995), demonstrating these exotic strains were suitable for commercial cultivation.
Finally in 1994, commercial developers began promoting seaweed farming on Tanzania’s mainland. Using the two exotic strains of cottonii and spinosum, the seaweed was cultivated using production techniques introduced from Philippines and latter modified to better suit the local environment. The private sector developers brought to Tanzania technical assistance and financial support through the provision of equipment and supplies with the emphasis on coastal community