The Economic Analysis of the Smallholders Grape Production and Marketing in Dodoma Municipal: A case study of Hombolo Ward
The study is aimed at evaluating production, marketing and income of small holder grape farmers in Dodoma. Data was collected from a sample of 35 small holder grape producers using semi-structured questionnaires. The results show that grape production was mostly practiced by people with low education and each smallholder grape producers sold an average 1,530 kg per year which account for 91.4% of market share. Results indicate that female small holder farmers were more efficient as they produced 2000Kg/1.60 acre than males who produced 1480Kg/1.72Acre. Further analysis indicates that unmarried smallholders were more efficient than married ones. Policy recommendations are made to the benefit of grape farming.