Politics and Politicisation of the Tanzania’s Agricultural Marketing Co-operatives
This paper examines the significance politics and polarization of the agricultural co-operative the movement from 1961 to 1982. Data was obtained through literature review. Results show that following Independence, the post-colonial government asserted its support to the co-operatives and increased recognition as a major and driving force in invigoration of rural development and economy of the country. Against the backdrop, the co-operatives were envisaged to implement social and economic development plans and so in building a socialist state hence, the government had to demonstrate its commitment by adoption a policy that provided for stimulating increased a number and footprint of the co-operative movement. Also from 1967 to 1982 was characterised by amendment of legislations that culminated into amalgamation all the co-operative unions into one for every regional political and administrative boundaries.