Bearing the brunt of a liberalized
economy: A performance review of
the cooperative movement in Zambia
Cooperatives in Zanzibar stagnated after the Cooperative Union of Tanzania (CUT),
to which the cooperative movement on the Isles had been affiliated, underwent
reforms in 1991. As of December 2008 there were 4,761 registered primary
cooperatives and 83,734 cooperative members from Zanzibar’s total population of 984,625. The evidence that is presented suggests that the apex organization (CUZA) and the cooperative unions in Zanzibar are very weak and over the past decade little work has been done to strengthen the movement.