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Project Objectives

The main objective of this project is to minimize flatoxin occurrence in the food system attained through an integrated approach in the maize and groundnuts value chains with the overall impact of improving food safety and food security, hence improving the health and nutrition of the communities, agricultural productivity and trade.

Development objective

To improve farm incomes, rural livelihoods, food and nutrition security, foodsafety, export revenues and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction through aflatoxin control in maize and groundnuts value chains.

Specific project objectives

The specific objectives of the project are:

(i) improve pre- and post-harvest infrastructure, technology and management

(ii) increase public knowledge and awareness around the health risks and the effects on malnutrition, as well as increase the participation of private sector in applying the mitigation measures; and

(iii) strengthen institutional capacity for the development of value chains for safe and nutritious foods, and develop innovative marketing incentives.

Project coverage and Beneficiaries

The TANIPAC project is implemented in 18 districts from ten (10) regions of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar (Unguja and Pemba). These districts (Regions in bracket) are Bahi, Chemba, Kondoa and Kongwa (Dodoma), Babati and Kiteto (Manyara), Nzega and Urambo (Tabora), Kasulu and Kibondo (Kigoma), Bukombe (Geita), Buchosa (Mwanza), Itilima (Simiyu), Gairo and Kilosa (Morogoro), Nanyumbu and Newala (Mtwara) and Namtumbo (Ruvuma).

The targeted direct and indirectly beneficiaries involve stakeholders in the maize and groundnut value chains including farmers, extension workers, traders, transporters, SMEs, regulatory and research institutes.