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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Integrating of Local Food Suppliers in Modern Food Retail in Africa: The Case of Tanzania

by Felix Adamu Nandonde

This study addresses three distinct but interrelated issues in the integration of local food suppliers in modern food distribution in Tanzania. These issues are: What are key factors driving the development of modern food retailing in Tanzania? What factors influence the participation of local modern food suppliers in the industry? And, finally: What policies and strategies can be adopted to increase local suppliers‘ participation in the industry? The study used a critical realism case study approach, in which nine local food suppliers and seven modern food retailers participated.