The local development impact of Dutch flower companies in Tanzania
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This research shows the local development impact of the Dutch flower companies in Tanzania, both for the employees and the people who are not working at the flower companies. Employees and inhabitants of the neighbouring village were interviewed about the impact of the flower companies for them. The flower companies are employing many people, which helps the employees to gain a better income. This enables them to support their family in many different ways. Also, the flower companies are supporting their employees in other facilities. This leads to an improvement in their living conditions. The flower companies are contributing to the neighbouring villages as well, both for their own benefits and for helping the villages without an extra interest in profit. For many local people this is beneficiary as well, although the impact is less than for the employees of the companies. To increase their impact, the flower companies have to focus more on specific topics for both their employees and the inhabitants of the neighbouring villages.