"The aims of the research were to: (1) find out how Kilombero Sugar Company and the outgrower scheme operate; (2) assess the impact on the local area; and (3) assess how business has been affected by privatisation in 1998 and other factors. We held more than 50 interviews in November and December 2013 with residents of Msolwa Ujamaa, Sanje and Signali villages. Msolwa Ujamaa and Sanje were chosen because they had large numbers of outgrowers and their own associations, and had not been visited recently by researchers. Signali was chosen as an example of a village outside the sugarcane area."