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Project Components

The project has three components as follows:

(i) Infrastructure Development for Prevention of pre and post-harvest contamination.

(ii) Awareness Creation and Institutional Strengthening.

(iii) Project Coordination and Management.

The main technologies proposed include interventions during primary production, including continuing bio-control trials; post-harvest technologies and handling practices including drying and hermetic storage technologies; and construction of storage facilities; institutional strengtheningcoordination; and awareness raising among critical stakeholders. Private sector participation is considered essential to ensure the up-scaling and commercializationof proposed technologies and the long-term sustainability of project interventions.

Summary of Components and Description


Total Cost (US$)


Component 1

Infrastructure Development for Prevention of pre and post-harvest contamination


The infrastructure development component will enable government to minimize aflatoxin contamination along the value chains and improve product standards. This will include rehabilitation of Bio-control Unit, establishment of postharvest centre of excellence for grains and establishment of a central agriculture reference laboratory for enabling mycotoxin control along the food production and supply chain. Lastly, the project will construct and equip two (2) warehouses in Zanzibar and 12 in the Tanzania mainland.

Component 2

Awareness Creation and Institutional Strengthening


This component focuses on strengthening relevant key institutions in controlling and mitigating the aflatoxin problem in the country, and work towards the development of safe and nutritious value chains. Under this component, the Project will build the necessary human and institutional capacity to ensure sustainability. Under this component public awareness and education on the subject of food safety, nutrition and aflatoxin mitigation will form key interventions for the overall improvement of public health and safety. The private sector’s role in monitoring and quality control at all segments of the value chains will be important. The project will aim to establish partnerships with commercial buyers to support advocacy and dissemination of technology in both mainland and Zanzibar.

Component 3

Project Coordination and Management


The Project will establish a PCT, with key experts and a Project Coordinator on the Mainland and a Project Manager in Zanzibar. The PCT will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of the project.