Impact of Networking on Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tanzania
The study assesses the contribution of networking on productivity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Tanzania. The study used questionnaires distributed to 40 SMEs. Findings revealed that, CB realized high agricultural productivity compared to the NCB respondents. This is partly because the CB were relatively better in accessing markets for agricultural commodities, use of inputs and adoption of improved farming technologies. The major factors hindering smallholder farmers’ access to credit were reported to be lack of information, inadequate credit supply, high interest rates and defaulting.