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Constraints in the post-harvest processing of cassava at household level in two districts of southern Tanzania

Constraints in the post-harvest processing of cassava at household level in two districts of southern Tanzania

Bainbridge, Z., Mlingi, N., Ndedya, E., Kajimbwa, M.G.A., Solomon, G., Sogomba, F. and Poulton, M. (1996) Constraints in the post-harvest processing of cassava at household level in two districts of southern Tanzania. [Working Paper]

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Abstract

This project, funded by the Overseas Development Administration (ODA), aims to improve rapid cassava processing methods in rural households where a need is evident. The development and adoption of appropriate processing methods will be through participatory research involving, to a high degree, those who will use the technology. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre, as lead collaborator; Regional Agriculture and Livestock Development Office, Mtwara; Agricultural Research Institute Naliendele, Mtwara; and Rural Integrated Project Support Programme, a FINNIDA funded project in Mtwara and Lindi. This participatory rural appraisal (PRA) study included eight villages in two districts of Southern Tanzania and aimed to: (1) obtain an inventory of existing traditional processing methods; (2) document information on farmers and processors preferences for processed products and situations that influence their choice of processing method, such as varietal preferences, storability, food safety, marketing and indigenous knowledge; (3) identify processing needs and constraints to develop improved processing methods; and (4) learn from the experiences of previous cassava processing technology transfer activities undertaken by the extension services.

Item Type: Working Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: cassava, processing, Tanzania, Manihot esculenta, udaga, makopa, gongo, marketing, trade, value chain analysis, development, postharvest losses
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 11:52
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11490

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